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shadowbox to practice the motions of boxing with an imaginary adversary.
shadow cabinet parliamentary members of a party not in power who expect to hold positions in the official cabinet when their party comes into power.
shadowless combined form of shadow.
shadow play a theatrical performance produced by casting the shadows of actors or puppets on a lighted screen or curtain.
shadowy resembling a shadow; vague, faint, or illusory in nature. [2 definitions]
shady sheltered from sunlight; in the shade. [3 definitions]
shaft an arrow or spear, or the straight, slender part of one. [11 definitions]
shag1 coarse, tangled hair, fur, or the like. [3 definitions]
shag2 to run after, esp. in order to catch or retrieve. [2 definitions]
shagbark hickory a North American hickory tree that has rough shaggy bark and bears small hard-shelled edible nuts.
shaggy having long, untidy hair, fur, or pile. [2 definitions]
shaggy dog story a prolonged joke with a ridiculous or irrelevant punch line.
shagreen the rough skin, covered with bony denticles, of certain sharks or dogfish, used as an abrasive. [3 definitions]
shah formerly in Iran, king.
Shah Jahan Mogul Emperor of India from 1628 to 1658 who commissioned the Taj Mahal and other magnificent architectural works (b.1592--d.1666).
shake to move back and forth or up and down with rapid, jerky motions. [16 definitions]
shakeable combined form of shake.
shakedown an attempt to get something, esp. money, by threat of violence or of revealing a discrediting secret; instance of blackmail or extortion. [4 definitions]
shake hands to take the hand of another person and move it up and down. People shake hands to greet each other or to show that they agree on something.
shaken past participle of shake.
shakeout any change in market prices that obliges speculators to sell their securities. [2 definitions]