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shednoun [C]

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

a small building usually used for storage or shelter: The lawn mower 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 day warmed up, she shed her sweater.
  • shed verb (FALL OFF)

[I/T] to lose hair, leaves, or skin, or to cause hair, skin, or leaves to drop: [I] My cat shed all over the couch. [T] By November, the trees had shed their leaves.
  • shed verb (FLOW)

[T] to make blood or tears flow: He didn’t shed one tear when his old car was stolen.
  • shed verb (SPREAD)

[T] (present participle shedding, past tense and past participle shed) to spread light: A single bulb shed a harsh light 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.
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"shed" in British English

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shednoun [C]

uk   /ʃed/  us   /ʃed/

shedverb

uk   /ʃed/  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 (= become thinner 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 gravel across the road.

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she'd

uk   /ʃid/ /ʃiːd/  us   /ʃid/  /ʃiːd/
short form of she had: She'd found the answer, at last.
short form of she would: She'd be a great managing director, 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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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 lose value in the stock market or other financial markets: The stock shed another 16% of its value yesterday, closing at $15.25. The Dow Jones industrial average 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 storing equipment: The structure is used as a truck storage shed.
(Definition of shed from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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