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The reddening or decrease in frequency of light from distant galaxies due to the Doppler effect, indicating that they are moving away from us. The red shift can also take place via expansion of empty space, as in the expanding universe. The opposite of blue shift.
Most galaxies are red shifted, this tells us that our universe is expanding.
by OneBadAsp October 20, 2006
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The time between Christ’s birth and the beginning of the coronavirus.
In late 2016 AD or 3 B.C.V., Donald Trump was elected as the 45th President of the United States of America.
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An overdose of viagra. Enough that your penis bulges at almost twice its normal size and almost bursts. It is called 'red-shift', as all the blood shifts into that dick. A play on the physicist term, which is the changing frequency of light.
Ah shit, I feel light-headed. 4 pills was too many. I think I'm gettin' a red-shift.
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The greatest background character in underground internet history, from hacking to writing many parts of the anarchist cookbook.
"Holy shit, is that redshift?!?"
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n. The political change of the United States in favor of conservatism, specifically relating to the 2004 election, with the re-election of George Bush, and the loss of John Kerry, the great gains for Republicans in the House and Senate, and the voting to ammend the constitutions of 11 states outlawing gay marriage.

Not saying it is good or bad, in fact, for me, Red Shift is a mixed blessing (damn my centrist view).

(this makes reference to the red states being pro-GOP, and the Blue, pro-Dems)

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The Reagan era was a period of red shift.
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The week that your girl is on her period.
"Hey Johnny, did you get laid last night?" "Nah man, Becky is on the Red Shift this weekend."
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When an State, County, Or country becomes Increasingly conservative after a Long Period Of Liberal Majority.
Man, America Is going through a serious redshift right now, am i right?
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