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verb [transitive] shade pronunciation in British English /ʃeɪd/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleshading
past tenseshaded
past participleshaded
  1. 1
    to keep light from shining directly onto or into something
    Jeremy shaded his aching eyes, and wished it would rain.
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  2. 2



    shade in

    to make an area of a picture or drawing darker than the other areas
    The areas affected by the flood have been shaded on the map.

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… a feeling of pleasure you get from spending time doing what you want and not worrying about what other people are doing or saying

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