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shin

noun uk   /ʃɪn/ us  
[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   /ʃɪn/ (-nn-) (US also shinny) us  
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.
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