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shit

  
  ( shits    plural & 3rd person present)   ( shitting    present participle)   ( shat    past tense & past participle  )
1       n-uncount   Some people use shit to refer to solid waste matter from the body of a human being or animal.  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
2       verb   To shit means to get rid of solid waste matter from the body.  
INFORMAL, RUDE   V  
3       n-sing   To have ashit means to get rid of solid waste matter from the body.  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
4       n-plural   If someone has the shits, liquid waste matter keeps coming out of their body because they are ill or afraid.  
INFORMAL, RUDE   the N  
5       n-uncount   People sometimes refer to things that they do not like as shit.  
INFORMAL, RUDE, disapproval   This is a load of shit.     
6       n-count   People sometimes insult someone they do not like by referring to them as a shit.  
INFORMAL, RUDE, disapproval  
7       exclam   Shit is used to express anger, impatience, or disgust.  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
8    To beat or kick the shit out of someone means to beat or kick them so violently that they are badly injured.  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
kick/beat the shit out of sb             phrase   V inflects     (emphasis)   
9    If someone says that the shit hit the fan, they mean that there was suddenly a lot of trouble or angry arguments.  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
the shit hit the fan      phrase   V inflects  
10    If someone says that they do not give a shit about something, they mean that they do not care about it at all.  
INFORMAL, RUDE  
give a shit      phrase   V inflects, usu with brd-neg     (feelings)   
Translation English Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Cobuild
v.
update sb.
Did you hear what happened? - No, fill me in, please.
v.
to have sexual intercourse with sb
n.
extreme nervousness
SLANG
n.
à un chacun sent bon sa merde
exp.
to take OR bring somebody down a notch means to make them behave less arrogantly or proudly.
v.
make an obscene and offensive gesture at someone by closing one's fist and extending one's middle finger upwards, interpreted as"Sod off!"; [US] flip (sb) off / flip (sb) the bird
Ex.: he has an unfortunate tendency and somewhat dangerous habit of giving the finger to motorists who cut in front of him.
v.
1. throw someone or something out of a window 2. [fig.][fam.] dismiss/remove (sb) from a position of authority/power
Ex1: The inspector considers the assumption that the victim might have been defenastrated. Ex2: Due to the lack of results, the decision was taken to 'defenestrate' the manager.
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