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shin

noun uk   us   /ʃɪn/
[C] the front part of your leg between your knee and your foot: She's got a nasty bruise on her shin. [C or U] a joint (= large piece) of meat from the lower leg of a cow: a shin of beef

shin

verb [I usually + adv/prep] uk   us   /ʃɪn/ (-nn-) (US also shinny)
to climb something such as a tree, using your hands and legs to move along quickly: Several of us shinned up lampposts so that we could see over the crowd.
Translations of “shin”
in Arabic قَصَبة السّاق…
in Korean 정강이…
in Malaysian tulang kering…
in French le devant du tibia…
in Turkish incik kemiği, kaval kemiği…
in Italian stinco…
in Chinese (Traditional) 脛,脛部, 牛的小腿肉…
in Russian голень…
in Polish goleń…
in Vietnamese xương ống chân…
in Spanish espinilla…
in Portuguese canela…
in Thai หน้าแข้ง…
in German das Schienenbein…
in Catalan canyella…
in Japanese 向こうずね, すね…
in Indonesian tulang kering…
in Chinese (Simplified) 胫,胫部, 牛的小腿肉…
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