shend

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From Middle English shenden, from Old English sċendan (to put to shame, blame, disgrace), from Proto-Germanic *skandijaną (to scold, berate), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kem- (to cover). Cognate with Dutch schenden (to infringe, profane, defile), German schänden (defile), Danish skænde (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.

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