To shift off

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To shift off to delay; to defer; to put off; to lay aside.
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Usage

In literature:

At six in the morning his shift was taken off, and he went out of the mine and back to the bunk house.
"McTeague" by Frank Norris
So this rotter, instead of shifting off, proceeded to cut the fence, and go through that way.
"Mike" by P. G. Wodehouse
After twelve days, however, Alaric drew off his forces, leaving Rome to shift for itself.
"Young Folks' History of Rome" by Charlotte Mary Yonge
The middle finger is also pegged off, and the last two fingers have to shift for themselves.
"Throwing-sticks in the National Museum" by Otis T. Mason
Notorious, lovely, now badly off, still young, she was left to shift for herself in the world.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
It was getting toward the time of year when she would mate again, and send them off into the world to shift for themselves.
"Ways of Wood Folk" by William J. Long
It seemed to roll off in a shifting and drifting cloud of smoke.
"Never-Fail Blake" by Arthur Stringer
And I'm not going to turn her off to shift for herself if the whole United States musters against me.
"The King Of Beaver, and Beaver Lights" by Mary Hartwell Catherwood
She looked at him calmly, and Bill shifted uneasily from one foot to another as he took off his hat.
"Mystery Ranch" by Arthur Chapman
So they shipped you off to shift for yourself, eh?
"The Luck of Gerard Ridgeley" by Bertram Mitford
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In poetry:

One night off Hong Kong the wind was so strong
That fast to the mast I was pinned
So I made the ship stop, got a peppermint drop
And I very soon shifted the wind.
"The Sailor" by Billy Bennett
And then their hair came down, or off, as the case might be,
And lo! the rest of the crew were simple girls, like me,
Who all had fled from their homes in a sailor's blue array,
To follow the shifting fate of kind LIEUTENANT BELAYE.
"The Bumboat Woman's Story" by William Schwenck Gilbert

In news:

Orange County leaders scrambled Tuesday to explain why Puerto Ricans were left off a county panel that recommends how political boundaries should be drawn after population shifts from the latest Census.
The Caps killed off the penalty, and Alex Ovechkin was being double-shifted to take Chimera 's spot.
People have tried to link the bird die-off – which is certainly unusual, though not unprecedented – to everything from a sign of biblical end times to chemical conspiracies, shifts in the Earth's magnetic core, and even proof of UFOs.
The upper level low off the northern California coast shifted westward enough to change the winds in that area to the west southwest and that was enough for the coastal fog to form and move up the coast.
Havre de Grace's Rick Bowlus started off a Browns fan, but shifted to the Ravens once he got to know the team and the players.
Porpoises and bombs left by Adolf Hitler's forces six decades ago are adding millions of dollars to costs for wind-turbine developers in waters off Germany, delaying the nation's shift from nuclear energy.
Amanda Anna dropped her 4-year-old son off at his grandparents' house in Schroeppel Friday evening, then headed to the state police barracks in Hastings to work the overnight shift — 7 pm to 7 a.m.
From the Presidential debate last night, something that President Obama said about all those manufacturing jobs that have been shifted off to China.
On a recent day, a grandmother dropped off a first grader at 4:30 am on the way to her early morning shift at Burger King.
Since its formal unveiling of iBaan as a strategy shift toward a total enterprisewide focus, the company is attempting to show that Invensys' acquisition of Baan is paying off.
Women's Colleges Shift Gaze to Less Well-Off .
When retirement planning goes into reverse, shifting from accumulating assets to living off investment and other income, cash flow becomes critical.
Debt face-off shifts to Congress, bargain in play .
Chipmaker Texas Instruments said Wednesday that it will lay off 1,700 workers in an effort to shift focus away from its struggling mobile business.
I have to feel sorry for some of these air traffic controllers who have been nodding off while on the midnight shift.
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In science:

Using the fusion rules given earlier, it is easy to see that h0, TF i is fixed by both (TF , 0) and (TF , 1), because of the shift by TF in both the factors in off-diagonal fields and the symmetrization of the tensor product.
Permutation Orbifolds in Conformal Field Theories and String Theory
We thus find that the overall signal is reduced and the peak shifts to far lower energies, as expected; indeed this peak is now off scale in Fig. 2.
Inverse Compton Contribution to the Star-Forming Extragalactic Gamma-Ray Background
De Graef, Introduction to Conventional Transmission Electron Microscopy (Cambridge University Press, 2003). The OAM of the C-shaped beam (4) is not purely intrinsic but also has an extrinsic contribution since the barycenter of the beam is shifted off the vortex axis. A.
Observation of the Larmor and Gouy Rotations with Electron Vortex Beams
Since the physical couplings of the top and bottom quarks to the electroweak gauge bosons are shifted in this model from the SM, we will include in our computations the contributions of those particles and at the end subtract off the SM values.
Higgs Couplings and Precision Electroweak Data
The position of the rM and iM filter cut-offs can be seen to be shifted ∼ 8 nm redder in the 2006 measurements.
Improved Photometric Calibration of the SNLS and the SDSS Supernova Surveys
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