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The children are shifting uncomfortably in their seats.
Martha shifted her weight from foot to foot.
Public opinion had shifted sharply following the war.
The government has shifted its attention away from the fight against crime.
Our focus is shifting back toward Asia.
This is the American English definition of shift. View British English definition of shift.
a sweet brown food eaten as a sweet or used for flavouring other food
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