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English definition of “shit”

shit

verb     /ʃɪt/ (present participle shitting, past tense and past participle shit, shat or shitted) offensive
[I] to pass solid waste from the bowels: That dog had better not shit in the house again!mainly US I need to shit real bad.Excrement and its excretion shit yourself to be extremely frightened: She was shitting herself, especially when he pulled out a gun.Afraid
(Definition of shit verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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