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shift gears

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  • as inmodify
  • as intransform

synonyms for shift gears

  • adapt
  • adjust
  • correct
  • customize
  • repair
  • reshape
  • revise
  • rework
  • tweak
  • vary
  • become
  • convert
  • doctor
  • mutate
  • recast
  • redo
  • refashion
  • reform
  • remodel
  • reorganize
  • transfigure
  • transform
  • transmogrify
  • transmute
  • turn
  • switch over
  • turn one around
  • turn over new leaf
  • turn the corner
  • turn the tables
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antonyms for shift gears

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  • disarrange
  • disorder
  • remain
  • spoil
  • stay
  • unfit
  • hurt
  • grow
  • increase
  • leave alone
  • stagnate
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How to use shift gears in a sentence

The question was put rather testily and caused the other to shift uncomfortably before making answer.
THE HOMESTEADEROSCAR MICHEAUX
The night shift had clocked in over an hour ago, and there should be no passing through the gate for at least six hours.
HOODED DETECTIVE, VOLUME III NO. 2, JANUARY, 1942VARIOUS
So that we were compelled to remain all the next day at the anchorage to shift them.
NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN COASTS OF AUSTRALIA] [VOLUME 2 OF 2]PHILLIP PARKER KING
Then suddenly he would shift shotgun for rifle and come home with a bearskin in the wagon.
SCATTERGOOD BAINESCLARENCE BUDINGTON KELLAND
The iris of the human eye dilates and contracts with every shift of illumination, and the Time Observatory had an iris too.
THE MAN FROM TIMEFRANK BELKNAP LONG
The shift from an agricultural to an industrial economy has resulted in a greater demand for wholesale and retail goods.
HALLOWED HERITAGE: THE LIFE OF VIRGINIADOROTHY M. TORPEY
"I guess mother will be gladder than any of us," replied Betty promptly, trying to shift the spotlight from herself.
THE OUTDOOR GIRLS IN THE SADDLELAURA LEE HOPE
Rarely indeed are his rhythms uniform, while they frequently shift from line to line.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 5, SLICE 2VARIOUS
Reading, thanks to Sebastian's patience, he might make shift with; he could barely scrawl an awkward fist.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
Mary stepped beside him, took the hilt in both her little hands, and made shift to raise the great sword.
GOD WILLS IT!WILLIAM STEARNS DAVIS
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