Shend

Shend

(?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Shent (?); p. pr. & vb. n. Shending.] [AS. scendan to disgrace, bring to shame, from sceand, sceond, disgrace, dishonor, shame; akin to G. schande, Goth. skanda. See Shame, n.] 1. To injure, mar, spoil, or harm. [Obs.] "Loss of time shendeth us." Chaucer.
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I fear my body will be shent.
Dryden.
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2. To blame, reproach, or revile; to degrade, disgrace, or put to shame. [Archaic] R. Browning.
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The famous name of knighthood foully shend.
Spenser.
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She passed the rest as Cynthia doth shend
The lesser stars.
Spenser.
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