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.
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.
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.
8 To beat or kick the shit out of someone means to beat or kick them so violently that they are badly injured.
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.
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.
give a shit phrase V inflects, usu with brd-neg (feelings)
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