verb (shends, shending, shent)
- (obsolete) to disgrace or put to shame
- (archaic) to blame
- (archaic) to destroy, to spoil
Etymology: Old English scendan.
- Late C14: í×ou seyest, riÈŁt as womes shende a tree, / RiÈŁt so a wyf destroyeí¾ hire housbounde " Geoffrey Chaucer, "The Wife of Bath's Tale", Canterbury Tales
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