Synonyms for shifting
- blow hot and cold
- bottom out
- change gears
- dial back
- do up
- hem and haw
- move around
- move over
- swap places
- switch over
- turn around
- turn the corner
- turn the tables
Antonyms for shifting
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SHIFTING
And, since they find it to be a shifting miracle of perfections, how are they to be quarrelled with?
By shifting his position, the man was able to see the girl's face.
By shifting his position his lips came close to her bare young arm.
I can hardly tell what followed, there was so much manoeuvring and shifting of berths.
The shifting of Positions by springing, may be known by what follows, viz.
It was directly in our teeth and shifting the loose snow unpleasantly.
It was an inferno of shifting lights and long leaping shadows.
"Safe, quite safe," she said, shifting uneasily from foot to foot.
If you can't, I'll be after shifting for myself as best I can.
Not one, but several shadows were shifting there among the trees.
Old English sciftan, scyftan "arrange, place, order," also "divide, partition; distribute, allot, share," from Proto-Germanic *skiftan (cf. Old Norse skipta "to divide, change, separate," Old Frisian skifta "to decide, determine, test," Dutch schiften "to divide, turn," German schichten "to classify," Schicht "shift"). This is said to be related to the source of Old English sceadan "divide, separate," (see shed (v.)).
c.1200 as "to dispose; make ready; set in order, control," also intransitive, "take care of oneself." From c.1300 as "to go, move, depart; move (someone or something), transport." Sense of "to alter, to change" appeared mid-13c. (cf. shiftless). Meaning "change the gear setting of an engine" is from 1910; to shift gears in the figurative sense is from 1961. Related: Shifted; shifting.
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