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[ shend ]
/ ʃɛnd /

verb (used with object), shent, shend·ing. Archaic.

to put to shame.
to reproach or scold.
to destroy or injure; damage.

Nearby words

shenandoah, shenandoah national park, shenandoah valley, shenanigan, shenanigans, shend, shensi, shenstone, shenstone, william, shenton's line, shenyang

Origin of shend

before 900; Middle English s(c)henden, Old English (ge)scendan (cognate with Dutch schenden, German schänden), derivative of scand shame, infamy Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for shend

  • I wrote my requisition to the doctor while Shend was struggling to his feet.

    A Diversity of Creatures|Rudyard Kipling

British Dictionary definitions for shend


/ (ʃɛnd) /

verb shends, shending or shent (ʃɛnt) (tr) archaic

to put to shame
to chide or reproach
to injure or destroy

Word Origin for shend

Old English gescendan, from scand shame
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