shif(t)

vb
British
to run for it

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • Shif|ta — or Shif|ta «SHIHF tuh», noun, plural ta or tas. a member of a nomadic band of Somalis engaged in terrorist and guerrilla activities in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia. ╂[< Amharic shifta (literally) bandit] …   Useful english dictionary

  • təshif — ə. mətni təhrif etmə, qələt, səhv buraxma …   Klassik Azərbaycan ədəbiyyatında islənən ərəb və fars sözləri lüğəti

  • chifforobe — /shif euh rohb , shif rohb /, n. a piece of furniture having both drawers and space for hanging clothes. Also, chifferobe, chiffrobe /shif rohb/. [1905 10, Amer.; CHIFFO(NIER) + (WARD)ROBE] * * * …   Universalium

  • schiff base — ˈshif noun Usage: usually capitalized S Etymology: after Hugo Schiff died 1915 German chemist : any of a class of bases of the general formula RR′C . NR″ that are obtained typically by condensation of an aldehyde or ketone with a primary amine… …   Useful english dictionary

  • chiffonade — /shif euh nayd , nahd /, adj. a mixture of finely cut vegetables, herbs, or the like, for use in soups, salads, etc. [1875 80; < F; see CHIFFON, ADE1] * * * …   Universalium

  • chiffonier — /shif euh near /, n. 1. a high chest of drawers or bureau, often having a mirror on top. 2. a low bookcase of the English Regency, with grille doors or doorless. 3. a shallow, tall, open piece of furniture, of the 18th century, having shelves for …   Universalium

  • chiffonnière — /shif euh near /; Fr. /shee faw nyerdd /, n., pl. chiffonnières / nearz /; Fr. / nyerdd /. Fr. Furniture. a worktable of the 18th century, having several tiers of shallow drawers. [1800 10; < F, fem. of chiffonnier. See CHIFFONIER] * * * …   Universalium

  • schiffli — /shif lee/, n. 1. a large, loomlike machine for embroidering textiles and working patterns in lace. 2. the delicate work produced by such a machine, used on clothing, as lingerie and millinery, on furniture coverings, etc. [ < SwissG: lit.,… …   Universalium

  • Schiff reagent — /shif/, Chem. a solution of rosaniline and sulfurous acid in water, used to test for the presence of aldehydes. Also, Schiff s reagent. [1895 1900; named after Hugo Schiff, 1834 1915, German chemist] * * * …   Universalium

  • shiftable — /shif teuh beuhl/, adj. 1. able or designed to be shifted, changed, or removed: shiftable furniture. 2. able to be transferred from one owner to another: shiftable stocks and bonds. [1735 45; SHIFT + ABLE] * * * …   Universalium

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