What does the word shift mean?

Usage examples for shift

  1. " Rotten shift, life is," now murmured the Honourable George quite as if he had forgotten me. – Ruggles of Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  2. We are headed directly toward it now but we'll shift and go around it. – Giants on the Earth by Sterner St. Paul Meek
  3. Had it before his father died and never would shift downstairs. – The Honour of the Clintons by Archibald Marshall
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