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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.


 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.


 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)

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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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