verb (used with or without object), shinned, shin·ning.
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Example sentences from the Web for shin
For touch, the hip is next to the thigh, then the knee, then the shin and then the foot.A taste map in the brain is a scattering of tiny flavor islands|Bethany Brookshire|January 5, 2021|Science News For Students
There’s no consensus on why this happens, but one theory is that certain muscles in the calves or shin get fatigued or have trouble producing enough force during fast walking, so it’s more comfortable to run even if it costs a bit of extra energy.Yes, Walking Is Sometimes Faster than Running Uphill|Alex Hutchinson|December 27, 2020|Outside Online
Then the researchers scanned each kid’s shin bones using an X-ray technique called computed tomography.Strongest bones come from Goldilocks recipe of exercise and rest|Lindsey Konkel|December 18, 2020|Science News For Students
Much of the muscle tissue around his right shin was removed and replaced by muscle from his left leg.Alex Smith and Antonio Gibson don’t practice, could miss Washington’s game vs. Seattle|Nicki Jhabvala|December 16, 2020|Washington Post
You want to be in the driver’s seat, with your shins pressed firmly against the front of your boots, your weight in the balls of your feet, and your hands forward.
Shinning was not my customary attitude, but it was not mine 'to make reply.'The Affair at the Inn|Kate Douglas Wiggin
References to football are confined to comments, mostly humorous but occasionally serious, on the practice of shinning or hacking.Mr. Punch's History of Modern England Vol. II (of IV),--1857-1874|Charles L. Graves
"Shinning" down a tree was a simple matter, with which any youth would be familiar.The Awakening of the Desert|Julius C. Birge
I was up stairs in a second, and down the lightning-rod in another one, and shinning through the dark for the lean-to.Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
But hunger is a spur and it was not long before some daring ones were "shinning up" the trees and down came the fruit.Springfield in the Spanish American War|Walter W. Ward