verb (used with object) 1. to put (something) aside and replace it by another or others; change or exchange: to shift friends; to shift ideas. 2. to transfer from one place, position, person, etc., to another: to shift the blame onto someone else. 3. Automotive. to change (gears) from one ratio or arrangement to another. […]
adjective 1. able or designed to be shifted, changed, or removed: shiftable furniture. 2. able to be transferred from one owner to another: shiftable stocks and bonds.
noun, Bridge. 1. a bid in a suit different from the suit just bid by one’s partner.
noun 1. a person or thing that shifts. 2. Informal. shift lever.