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"shed" in British English

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shednoun [C]

uk   us   /ʃed/
B2 a ​smallbuilding, usually made of ​wood, used for ​storing things: a ​tool/​storage shedUK a ​garden/​bicycle shed a ​large, ​simplebuilding used for a ​particularpurpose: the ​lambing shed a ​cow shed

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shedverb

uk   us   /ʃed/ (present participle shedding, past tense and past participle shed)
  • 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 (= ​becomethinner by ​losing) a few ​pounds. [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 ​water, shedding ​clothes as they went.UK A ​lorry had shed a ​load of ​gravelacross the ​road.

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  • shed verb (PRODUCE)

shed tears, blood, light, etc. C1 to ​producetears, ​light, ​blood, etc.: She shed a few ​tears at her daughter's ​wedding. So much ​blood has been shed (= so many ​people have been ​badlyhurt or ​killed) in this ​war.

she'd

uk   us   /ʃid/ /ʃiːd/
short form of she had: She'd ​found the ​answer, at last. short form of she would: She'd be a ​greatmanagingdirector, don't you ​think?

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  • She'd already ​left.
  • She'd ​eaten all of it.
  • She'd already told me.
  • She'd ​love to ​see you.
  • She'd come if you ​asked her.
(Definition of shed from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shed" in American English

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shednoun [C]

 us   /ʃed/
  • shed noun [C] (BUILDING)

a ​smallbuilding usually used for ​storage or ​shelter: The ​lawnmower is ​kept in the shed.

shedverb

 us   /ʃed/
  • shed verb (GET RID OF)

[T] (present participle shedding, past tense and past participle shed) to get ​rid of something: As the ​daywarmed up, she shed her ​sweater.
  • shed verb (FALL OFF)

[I/T] to ​losehair, ​leaves, or ​skin, or to ​causehair, ​skin, or ​leaves to ​drop: [I] My ​cat shed all over the ​couch. [T] By ​November, the ​trees had shed ​theirleaves.
  • shed verb (FLOW)

[T] to make ​blood or ​tearsflow: He didn’t shed one ​tear when his ​oldcar was ​stolen.
  • shed verb (SPREAD)

[T] (present participle shedding, past tense and past participle shed) to ​spreadlight: A ​singlebulb shed a ​harshlight on the ​table.

she’d

 us   /ʃid/
contraction of she had or she would: She’d (= She had) already ​left. I ​think she’d (= she would) like to go to the ​dance with you.
(Definition of shed from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shed" in Business English

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shedverb [T]

uk   us   /ʃed/ (shedding, shed, shed)
to get rid of something you do not need or want, especially ​jobs or ​employees: There are ​rumors that the ​retailer will shed more than 400 jobs over the next ​year. shed ​workers/​employees/​staff
STOCK MARKET to ​losevalue in the ​stockmarket or other ​financialmarkets: The ​stock shed another 16% of its ​value yesterday, ​closing at $15.25. The Dow Jones ​industrialaverage shed 242.66 ​points, or 1.97%, to ​close at 12,075.96.

shednoun [C]

uk   us   /ʃed/
a large simple ​building, usually used for ​storingequipment: The ​structure is used as a ​truckstorage shed.
(Definition of shed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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