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shend

play
transitive verb \ˈshend\

Definition of shend

shent play \ˈshent\ shending

  1. 1 archaic :  to put to shame or confusion

  2. 2 archaic :  reprove, revile

  3. 3 chiefly dialect a :  injure, marb :  ruin, destroy



Origin of shend

Middle English, from Old English scendan; akin to Old English scamu shame — more at shame


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with shend


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