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