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shit

noun     /ʃɪt/
[U] offensive the solid waste that is released from the bowels of a person or animal : There's so much dog shit on the pavement . → Synonym excrement → See also bullshit exclamation noun, shiteExcrement and its excretion [S] offensive the act of releasing solid waste from the bowels : to have (US take) a shit.Excrement and its excretion the shits [plural] offensive diarrhoea (= a medical condition in which the contents of the bowels are passed out of the body too often): Something I ate has given me the shits .Digestive disorders [ U] offensive nonsense , or something of low quality : She talks a load of shit.Unpleasant people in generalUnpleasant men [C] offensive an unpleasant person who behaves badly : The man's a complete shit. [U] offensive insults , criticism , or unkind or unfair treatment : Ben gets a lot of shit from his parents about the way he dresses . Jackie doesn't take (any) shit from anyone (= does not allow anyone to treat her badly ).Insults and abuseTreating people or animals badly [U] US offensive used in negatives to mean "anything": He doesn't know shit about what's going on.Something, anything, nothing, and everything
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