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shit

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Pronunciation: /ʃɪt
 
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vulgar slang

Definition of shit in English:

noun

[mass noun]
1.1 [count noun] An act of defecating.
1.2 (the shits) Diarrhoea.
2 [count noun] A contemptible or worthless person.
3Something worthless; rubbish; nonsense.
3.1Unpleasant experiences or treatment.

verb (shits, shitting; past and past participle shitted or shit or shat /ʃat/)

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1 [no object] Expel faeces from the body.
1.1 [with object] (shit oneself) Soil one’s clothes as a result of expelling faeces accidentally.
1.2 [with object] (shit oneself) Be very frightened.
2 [with object] Tease or try to deceive (someone).

exclamation

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Origin

Old English scitte 'diarrhoea', of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schijten, German scheissen (verb). The term was originally neutral and used without vulgar connotation.

Phrases

beat (or kick) the shit out of

1
Beat (someone) very severely.

be shitting bricks

2
Be extremely nervous or frightened.

do bears shit in the woods?

3
Used to indicate that something is blatantly obvious.

get one's shit together

4
Organize oneself so as to be able to deal with or achieve something.

give someone the shits

5
chiefly Australian /NZ Make someone annoyed or angry.

in the shit

6

no shit

7
Used as a way of confirming or seeking confirmation of the truth of a statement.

not give a shit

8
Not care at all.

not know shit

9
Not know anything.

shit for brains

10
chiefly North American A stupid person.

be up shit creek (also be up shit creek without a paddle)

11

when the shit hits the fan

12
When the disastrous consequences of something become public.

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