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English definition of “shed”

shed

noun [C]  /ʃed/ us  

shed noun [C] (BUILDING)

a small building usually used for storage or shelter: The lawn mower is kept in the shed.

shed

verb  /ʃed/ us  

shed verb (GET RID OF)

[T] (present participle shedding, past tense and past participle shed) to get rid of something: As the day warmed up, she shed her sweater.

shed verb (FALL OFF)

[I/T] to lose hair, leaves, or skin, or to cause hair, skin, or leaves to drop: [I] My cat shed all over the couch. [T] By November, the trees had shed their leaves.

shed verb (FLOW)

[T] to make blood or tears flow: He didn’t shed one tear when his old car was stolen.

shed verb (SPREAD)

[T] (present participle shedding, past tense and past participle shed) to spread light: A single bulb shed a harsh light on the table.
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