Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun, verb

Definitions: (noun) A shift is the time that workers start and finish work. (noun) A shift is a change. (verb) If something shifts, it moves.

Examples: (noun) Before his accident he frequently worked the night shift. (noun) There has been a major shift in thinking about how to deal with plastic pollution. (verb) The desert sands are constantly shifting. (verb) The talk about crime has shifted from causes to solutions.

Synonyms: verbs: move, alter, change. nouns: move, alteration, change. schedule.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 3 A