- 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
- 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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