shift (n.)
expedient, measure, arrangement [especially as 'make shift' = contrive]
2H4 II.i.155[Falstaff to Hostess, of her pawning her plate] Let it alone; I'll make other shift
2H4 II.ii.21[Prince Henry to Poins] the rest of thy low countries have made a shift to eat up thy holland [also: shirt]
2H6 IV.viii.30[Cade to rebels] For me, I will make shift for one [i.e. look after myself]
AW II.v.36[Lafew to Parolles, of Lafew's displeasure] You have made shift to run into't
MV I.ii.85[Portia to Nerissa, of the young German] I hope I shall make shift to go without him
Tit IV.i.71[Marcus to all, of writing without hands] Cursed be that heart that forced us to this shift!
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