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.

I fear my body will be shent. Dryden.

2.

To blame, reproach, or revile; to degrade, disgrace, or put to shame.

[Archaic]

R. Browning.

The famous name of knighthood foully shend. Spenser.

She passed the rest as Cynthia doth shend The lesser stars. Spenser.

 

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