shend

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From Middle English shenden, from Old English sċendan (to put to shame, blame, disgrace), from Proto-West Germanic *skandijan (to scold, berate), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kem- (to cover). Cognate with Dutch schenden (to infringe, profane, defile), German schänden (defile). Related to Old English sċand (infamy, shame, scandal). More at shand, shame.

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shend (third-person singular simple present shends, present participle shending, simple past and past participle shent)

  1. (obsolete) To disgrace or put to shame.
  2. (archaic) To blame.
  3. (archaic) To destroy; to spoil.
  4. (archaic) To overpower; to surpass.

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