shit Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “shit” in the English Dictionary

"shit" in British English

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uk   us   /ʃɪt/
[U] offensive the ​solidwaste that is ​released from the ​bowels of a ​person or ​animal: There's so much ​dog shit on the ​pavement.
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[S] offensive the ​act of ​releasingsolidwaste from the ​bowels: to have a shit.the shits [plural] offensive diarrhoea (= a ​medicalcondition in which the ​contents of the ​bowels are ​passed out of the ​body too often): Something I ​ate has given me the shits. [ U] offensive nonsense, or something of ​lowquality: She ​talks a ​load of shit. [C] offensive an ​unpleasantperson who ​behavesbadly: The man's a ​complete shit. [U] offensive insults, ​criticism, or ​unkind or ​unfairtreatment: Kyle 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). [U] US offensive used in ​negatives to ​mean "anything": He doesn't ​know shit about what's going on.


uk   us   /ʃɪt/ (present participle shitting, past tense and past participle shit, shat or shitted) offensive
[I] to ​passsolidwaste from the ​bowels: That ​dog had ​better not shit in the ​house again!mainly US I need to shit ​realbad.shit yourself to be ​extremelyfrightened: She was shitting herself, ​especially when he ​pulled out a ​gun.
Phrasal verbs


uk   us   /ʃɪt/ offensive
used to ​expressanger or ​surprise: Oh shit, we're going to be late! Shit - the ​damn thing's ​broken!
(Definition of shit from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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