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Shibboleths

ˈʃɪb.əl.eθ

Meanings of Shibboleths:

noun

A custom, principle, or belief distinguishing a particular class or group of people, especially a long-standing one regarded as outmoded or no longer important.

Usage examples:

The majority, under the influence of vague nineteenth-century shibboleths, understood him to be ass…

Shicer

ˈʃaɪ.sər

Meanings of Shicer:

noun

A worthless thing or person, especially a swindler.

Usage examples:

The unsuccessful diggers would declare their holes blanks, duffers, or shicers, and dedicate them t…

Shicker

ˈʃɪkə

Meanings of Shicker:

adjective

Drunk.

Usage examples:

They got shickered, talked cars and deals
noun

A drunk.

Usage examples:

They'll think for sure you're a shicker

Shied

ʃʌɪ

Meanings of Shied:

verb

(especially of a horse) start suddenly aside in fright at an object, noise, or movement.

Usage examples:

Their horses shied at the unfamiliar sight
adjective

Nervous or timid in the company of other people.

Usage examples:

I was pretty shy at school
noun

A sudden startled movement, especially of a frightened horse.

Past simple and past participle of shy

Shield

ʃiːld

Meanings of Shield:

noun

A broad piece of metal or another suitable material, held by straps or a handle attached on one side, used as a protection against blows or missiles.

Usage examples:

Patrick whipped out his new shield and the shield defended against the blow.
verb

Protect from a danger, risk, or unpleasant experience.

Usage examples:

He pulled the cap lower to shield his eyes from the glare

Shielded

ʃiːld

Meanings of Shielded:

verb

Protect from a danger, risk, or unpleasant experience.

Usage examples:

He pulled the cap lower to shield his eyes from the glare
noun

A broad piece of metal or another suitable material, held by straps or a handle attached on one side, used as a protection against blows or missiles.

Usage examples:

Patrick whipped out his new shield and the shield defended against the blow.

Meanings of Shielding:

verb

Protect from a danger, risk, or unpleasant experience.

Usage examples:

He pulled the cap lower to shield his eyes from the glare
noun

A broad piece of metal or another suitable material, held by straps or a handle attached on one side, used as a protection against blows or missiles.

Usage examples:

Patrick whipped out his new shield and the shield defended against the blow.

Shields

ʃiːld

Meanings of Shields:

noun

A broad piece of metal or another suitable material, held by straps or a handle attached on one side, used as a protection against blows or missiles.

Usage examples:

Patrick whipped out his new shield and the shield defended against the blow.
verb

Protect from a danger, risk, or unpleasant experience.

Usage examples:

He pulled the cap lower to shield his eyes from the glare

Meanings of Shieling:

noun

A roughly constructed hut used while pasturing animals.

Usage examples:

There they lived in settlements of temporary huts called in ireland booleys (irish ‘buaile’, ‘cattl…

Shies

ʃʌɪ

Meanings of Shies:

verb

(especially of a horse) start suddenly aside in fright at an object, noise, or movement.

Usage examples:

Their horses shied at the unfamiliar sight
noun

A sudden startled movement, especially of a frightened horse.

adjective

Nervous or timid in the company of other people.

Usage examples:

I was pretty shy at school

Present participle of shy

Meanings of Shift:

verb

Move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance.

Usage examples:

A team from the power company came to shift the cables away from the house
noun

A slight change in position, direction, or tendency.

Usage examples:

A shift in public opinion

Meanings of Shift gears:

idiom

To change the position of the gears to make a vehicle go faster or more slowly

Usage examples:

The first half is a comedy, but then the movie shifts gears.

Meanings of Shift-for-oneself:

phrasal verb

To earn your own income or buy and cook your own food, etc.

Usage examples:

He left home at 18 and had to shift for himself.

Meanings of Shift-ground:

idiom

To change your opinion

Usage examples:

He's annoying to argue with because he keeps shifting his ground.

Shifted

ʃɪft

Meanings of Shifted:

verb

Move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance.

Usage examples:

A team from the power company came to shift the cables away from the house
noun

A slight change in position, direction, or tendency.

Usage examples:

A shift in public opinion

Shifters

ˈʃeɪpˌʃɪf.tər

Meanings of Shifters:

noun

A person or thing that shifts something.

Usage examples:

Each morning the rock-shifters travel by donkey cart to start work

Shiftier

ˈʃɪf.ti

Meanings of Shiftier:

adjective

(of a person or their manner) appearing deceitful or evasive.

Usage examples:

He had a shifty look about him

Meanings of Shiftiest:

adjective

(of a person or their manner) appearing deceitful or evasive.

Usage examples:

He had a shifty look about him

Shiftily

ˈʃɪf.təl.i

Meanings of Shiftily:

adverb

In a way that looks or seems dishonest

Usage examples:

He was behaving shiftily and you jumped to the conclusion that he was following you., he glanced sh…

Shiftiness

ˈʃɪf.ti.nəs

Meanings of Shiftiness:

noun

The quality of looking or seeming dishonest

Usage examples:

He has the withdrawn shiftiness of someone burdened with shameful secrets., she was sure she detect…

Shifting

ˈʃɪf.tɪŋ

Meanings of Shifting:

adjective

Changing, especially unpredictably.

Usage examples:

Diverse districts with shifting demographics
verb

Move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance.

Usage examples:

A team from the power company came to shift the cables away from the house

Shiftless

ˈʃɪft.ləs

Meanings of Shiftless:

adjective

Characterized by laziness, indolence, and a lack of ambition.

Usage examples:

A shiftless lot of good-for-nothings

Meanings of Shifts:

verb

Move or cause to move from one place to another, especially over a small distance.

Usage examples:

A team from the power company came to shift the cables away from the house
noun

A slight change in position, direction, or tendency.

Usage examples:

A shift in public opinion

Shifty

ˈʃɪfti

Meanings of Shifty:

adjective

(of a person or their manner) appearing deceitful or evasive.

Usage examples:

He had a shifty look about him

Shigella

ʃɪˈɡel.ə

Meanings of Shigella:

noun

A bacterium that is an intestinal pathogen of humans and other primates, some kinds of which cause dysentery.

Usage examples:

There are no pus cells in the stool, thereby ruling out a bacterial diarrhea like shigella dysentery.

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