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verb [transitive] shed pronunciation in American English /ʃed/
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present tense
I/you/we/theyshed
he/she/itsheds
present participleshedding
past tenseshed
past participleshed
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  1. 1
    to get rid of something that is not wanted or is no longer necessary
    He is keen to shed his “bad-boy” image.
    shed workers/employees: The company shed another 250 workers this month.
  2. 2
    to let something fall off as part of a natural process
    Deciduous trees shed their leaves each fall.
    A snake was shedding its skin.
    1. a.
      British mainly journalism to lose something accidentally because it falls off
      The road was closed after a logging truck shed its load.

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