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noun [countable] shift pronunciation in British English /ʃɪft/
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  1. 1
    a period of work time in a factory, hospital, or other place where some people work during the day and some work at night
    a 12-hour shift
    day/night/evening etc shift: Rudolfo works the day shift.
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  2. 2
    a change in something, for example in someones ideas or opinions
    the government’s latest major policy shift
    shift in: Companies were reacting too slowly to shifts in consumer demand.
    shift towards: There has been a recent shift towards involving more laypeople in decision making.
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