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shed2

shed2

 
 
pronunciation:
shed
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
phrases:
shed blood
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: shed, shedding, sheds
definition 1: to cast off, take off, or let fall (a covering or growth).
He shed his shirt and trousers and jumped in the lake.The maple sheds its leaves in autumn.
similar words:
discard, discharge, doff, exfoliate, exude, flake, issue, molt, peel, remove, slough, spill, strip, throw
definition 2: to let (a fluid) flow out.
Much blood was shed in the battle.She shed tears of joy at the sight of her son.
similar words:
stream
definition 3: to send forth or give off.
The lamp sheds light on the desk.
synonyms:
cast, throw
similar words:
emanate, emit, project, radiate
definition 4: to be impervious to (usu. a fluid); repel.
The coat of wax sheds water.
synonyms:
repel
similar words:
rebuff, repulse, resist, withstand
definition 5: to discard or get rid of.
She has shed most of her old friends.
synonyms:
discard, dispose of, doff, slough
similar words:
deep-six, drop, dump, eliminate, jettison, purge, scrap
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to cast off or let fall a natural covering or growth such as old skin, fur, or leaves.
Our cat sheds a lot in the spring.
synonyms:
exfoliate
similar words:
exuviate, flake, molt, peel, slough
definition 2: to drop off or fall out.
The leaves have already begun to shed.The dog's fur is shedding.
phrase: shed blood