[ shend ]
/ ʃɛnd /
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verb (used with object), shent, shend·ing.Archaic.
to put to shame.
to reproach or scold.
to destroy or injure; damage.
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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
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How to use shend in a sentence
But it is clear that Chaucer here has entente as usual, and rimes it with the form shent-e, which is the pp.
Nature came after, with many keen sores, as pokkes and pestilences, and much people shent.A History of Epidemics in Britain (Volume I of II)|Charles Creighton
It will be to promise to pay me my monish and only fifteen per shent, when you come into your own.Japhet in Search of a Father|Frederick Marryat
He'll be shent,Pale unrelentor, When he shall hear the wedding lutes a playing.Endymion|John Keats
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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