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shed

verb (GET RID OF)    /ʃed/ (present participle shedding, past tense and past participle shed)
[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
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