The Upper East Side is starting to shed its Sixth Sense “I see dead people,” while retaining its grand roots.
Too much of your income is tied up in long-term fixed obligations which cannot be shed without major financial repercussions.
Stuff that, say, Lindsay Lohan was starting to do a decade ago while trying to shed the “Disney girl” image.
If so, perhaps the Russians can shed light on what demons had taken over the souls of the Boston bombers.
Vocal opponents to LCHF diets insist the diet simply makes you sick, akin to using chemotherapy or amphetamines to shed pounds.
As for "little May," she burst into tears, though the principals had shed no tears.
Are there not some who would have shed tears at that sight, and lamented even while they ate?
The blood of each was shed and applied separately for a special purpose.
In such cases a camp was generally built in the form of a shed, with the front entirely open.
I wouldn't take the wide world an' shed blood wid my own hands.
"building for storage," 1855, earlier "light, temporary shelter" (late 15c., shadde), possibly a dialectal variant of a specialized use of shade (n.). Originally of the barest sort of shelter. Or from or influenced in sense development by Middle English schudde (shud) "a shed, hut."
"cast off," Old English sceadan, scadan "to divide, separate, part company; discriminate, decide; scatter abroad, cast about," strong verb (past tense scead, past participle sceadan), from Proto-Germanic *skaithan (cf. Old Saxon skethan, Old Frisian sketha, Middle Dutch sceiden, Dutch scheiden, Old High German sceidan, German scheiden "part, separate, distinguish," Gothic skaidan "separate"), from *skaith "divide, split."
According to Klein's sources, this probably is related to PIE root *skei- "to cut, separate, divide, part, split" (cf. Sanskrit chid-, Greek skhizein, Latin scindere "to split;" Lithuanian skedzu "I make thin, separate, divide;" Old Irish scian "knife;" Welsh chwydu "to break open"). Related: Shedding. A shedding-tooth (1799) was a milk-tooth or baby-tooth.
In reference to animals, "to lose hair, feathers, etc." recorded from c.1500; of trees losing leaves from 1590s; of clothes, 1858. This verb was used in Old English to gloss Late Latin words in the sense "to discriminate, to decide" that literally mean "to divide, separate" (cf. discern). Hence also scead (n.) "separation, distinction; discretion, understanding, reason;" sceadwisnes "discrimination, discretion."
Free of; unencumbered by: There it was again: ''risk.'' I wondered if I'd ever be shed of it (1871+)
To rehearse; practice one's part, role, etc, esp to do so alone and rigorously: Bix did plenty of woodshedding, playing alone/ I just learned a new technique and I've got to shed on it
[1930s+ Jazz musicians; fr the woodshed as the traditional place where one could be alone to work, think, smoke, etc]