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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.

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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Historical Examples of shent

  • He'll be shent,Pale unrelentor, When he shall hear the wedding lutes a playing.

    Endymion

    John Keats


British Dictionary definitions for shent

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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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