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shed

noun [C] uk   /ʃed/ us  
B2 a small building, usually made of wood, used for storing things: a garden shed a tool/bicycle shedGarden buildings and structuresBuildings for storing things a large, simple building used for a particular activity: the lambing shedGarden buildings and structures

shed

verb uk   /ʃed/ (present participle shedding, past tense and past participle shed) us  

shed verb (GET RID OF)

[T] (often used in newspapers) to get rid of something you do not need or want: 900 jobs will be shed over the next few months. Psychotherapy helped him to shed some of his insecurity/inhibitions. I'm going on a diet to see if I can shed (= become thinner by losing) a few kilos.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere [T] to lose a covering, such as leaves, hair, or skin, because it falls off naturally, or to drop something in a natural way or by accident: The trees shed their leaves in autumn. They ran down to the sea, shedding clothes as they went.UK A lorry had shed a load of gravel across the road.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere

shed verb (PRODUCE)

shed tears, blood, light, etc. C1 to produce tears, light, blood, etc.: She shed a few tears at her daughter's wedding. So much blood has been shed (= so many people have been badly hurt or killed) in this war.Emitting and ejecting
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