Synonyms and Antonyms of shed

  1. 1 to cast (a natural bodily covering or appendage) aside a snake's skin doesn't grow as the snake does, so every so often the snake will shed its old skin Synonyms exfoliate, molt, slip, slough (also sluff) Related Words flake, peel, scale; chuck, discard, ditch, fling (off or away), jettison, junk, scrap, shuck (off), throw away, throw out, unload

  2. 2 to get rid of as useless or unwanted you need to shed your old notions of propriety and have some fun for a change Synonyms cashier, cast (off), chuck, deep-six, ditch, dump, eighty-six (or 86), exorcise (also exorcize), fling (off or away), jettison, junk, lay by, lose, pitch, reject, scrap, discard, shuck (off), slough (off) also sluff (off), throw away, throw out, toss, unloadRelated Words abandon, abdicate, desert, forsake; dismiss, kick out; abolish, annihilate, eliminate, eradicate, expunge, exterminate, extinguish, extirpate, liquidate, remove, root (out), stamp (out), wipe outNear Antonyms adopt, embrace, take on; employ, use, utilize; hold, hold back, keep, retain

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to cast off or become cast off

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