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shed

verb [T]
 
 
/ʃed/ ( present participle shedding, past tense and past participle shed)
shed leaves/skin/hair, etc to lose something because it falls off: A lot of trees shed their leaves in the autumn.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
to get rid of something that you do not want or need: A lot of companies are shedding jobs. He's shed a lot of weight.Removing and getting rid of thingsTaking things away from someone or somewhere
shed tears to cryWeeping and crying
shed blood to kill or injure someone →  See also cast/shed light on sth KillingMurder and attempted murderInjuring and injuries
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