1. (for tools and bikes) 
My tools have disappeared from the shed.Mis herramientas han desaparecido del cobertizo.
2. (for vehicles and machinery) 
a. la nave (F) 
That's the engine shed.Ésa es la nave de la locomotora.
b. el galpón (M) (Southern Cone) 
Our shed is big enough for our two tractors.Tenemos un galpón lo suficientemente grande para nuestros dos tractores.
3. (for cattle) 
We are building a shed for horses in our farm.Estamos construyendo un establo para caballos en la granja.
transitive verb
4. (to spill) 
a. derramar 
I won't shed a tear when she retires.No voy a derramar ni una lágrima cuando se jubile.
5. (to slough off) 
a. mudar de 
This type of snake sheds its skin every spring.Este tipo de serpiente muda de piel en primavera.
6. (to lose leaves) 
a. perder 
I love the fall, with all these trees shedding their leaves.Me encanta el otoño, con todos estos árboles que pierden las hojas.
7. (to moult) 
a. perder 
My dog sheds his fur in the summer.Mi perro pierde mucho pelo en el verano.
8. (to get rid of) 
a. despojarse de (clothes) 
He shed all his clothes and jumped into the lake.Se despojó de toda su ropa y se zambulló en el lago.
b. liberarse de (inhibitions or responsibilities) 
Shed your inhibitions and take the plunge.Libérate de tus inhibiciones y lánzate.
c. suprimir (jobs) 
Firms have used the crisis as an excuse to shed jobs.Las empresas han utilizado la crisis como excusa para suprimir puestos de trabajo.
9. (to cast) 
a. dar 
The moon didn't shed enough light for us to see what was happening.La luna no daba la suficiente luz como para que pudiéramos ver qué ocurría.
b. arrojar (figurative) 
In the last few days some light has been shed on this matter.En los últimos días, se ha arrojado cierta luz sobre el asunto.
transitive verb
1. (leaves) 
a. perder 
2. (tears, blood) 
a. derramar 
to shed light on somethingarrojar luz sobre algo
to shed its skinmudar la piel
to shed weightperder peso
a lorry has shed its load on the motorwayun camión ha perdido su carga por la autopista
shed [ʃed]
(in garden) cobertizo (m); galpón (m); (S. Cone) (for cattle) establo (m); (Ind) (Ferro) nave (f);
shed [ʃed] shed (past)
transitive verb
1 (get rid of) [+clothes, fur, leaves, skin] despojarse de
Some of the trees were already beginning to shed their leaves The bird fluttered in panic, shedding small feathers Have you ever seen a snake shedding its [skin]? he had maintained a rigid diet, shedding some 20 lbs a city trying to shed its rough image
[+jobs] suprimir; recortar
The firm is to shed some 700 jobs
our dog sheds hair all over the carpet nuestro perro va soltando pelo por toda la moqueta; to shed one's clothes desvestirse; quitarse la ropa; despojarse de la ropa (formal)
He came home tired, shed his clothes and fell into bed
the roof is built to shed water el techo está construido para que el agua no quede en él
The sails are cut from sailcloth, which sheds water
the lorry shed its load la carga cayó del camión; to shed one's inhibitions desinhibirse
After a few drinks she would begin to shed her inhibitions
2 [+tears, blood] derramar
they will shed a few tears at their daughter's wedding
the shedding of innocent blood el derramamiento de sangre inocente; those heroes that shed their blood in the cause of freedom aquellos héroes que entregaron sus vidas en pro de la libertad
Europeans are not prepared to shed blood over this those heroes that shed their blood and lost their lives The Pope called for a halt to the shedding of innocent blood much blood has been shed no blood was shed
3 (send out) [+warmth] dar; [+light] echar
The lamps shed a subdued light
to shed light on sth arrojar luz sobre algo
Can you shed any light on the problem?
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