shifting


shifting
noun
the act of moving from one place to another
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his constant shifting disrupted the class

Syn: ↑shift
Derivationally related forms: ↑shift, ↑shifty (for: ↑shift), ↑shift (for: ↑shift)
Hypernyms: ↑motion, ↑movement, ↑move
adjective
1. continuously varying (Freq. 2)
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taffeta with shifting colors

Similar to: ↑variable
2. changing position or direction
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he drifted into the shifting crowd

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their nervous shifting glances

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shifty winds

Syn: ↑shifty
Similar to: ↑unsteady
Derivationally related forms: ↑shiftiness (for: ↑shifty), ↑shift (for: ↑shifty)
3. (of soil) unstable
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shifting sands

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unfirm earth

Syn: ↑unfirm
Similar to: ↑loose

Useful english dictionary. 2012.