English dictionary


sh |ʃ| — Alternative spelling of shh.

shabbiness |ˈʃæbɪnəs| — a lack of elegance as a consequence of wearing threadbare or dirty clothing

shabby |ˈʃæbɪ| — showing signs of wear and tear

shabby-genteel |ˌʃæbɪ dʒenˈtiːl| — trying to maintain dignity and self respect despite shabbiness

shabrack |ˈʃæbræk| — The saddlecloth of a cavalry horse.

shack |ʃæk| — small crude shelter used as a dwelling

shackle |ˈʃækl| — a restraint that confines or restricts freedom (especially something used to tie down or restrain a prisoner)

shackles |ˈʃækəlz| — plural form of shackle

shad |ˈʃæd| — bony flesh of herring-like fish usually caught during their migration to fresh water for spawning; especially of Atlantic coast

shadberry |ˈʃædˌberiː| — edible purple or red berries

shaddock |ˈʃædək| — southeastern Asian tree producing large fruits resembling grapefruits

shade |ʃeɪd| — relative darkness caused by light rays being intercepted by an opaque body

shaded |ˈʃeɪdəd| — protected from heat and light with shade or shadow

shadeless  — Without shade: exposed, not sheltered from the sun.

shading |ˈʃeɪdɪŋ| — graded markings that indicate light or shaded areas in a drawing or painting

shadings |ˈʃeɪdɪŋz| — plural form of shading

shadoof |ʃɑːˈduːf| — A device used to gather water, consisting of a pivoted stick with a bucket on the end of it.

shadow |ˈʃædəʊ| — shade within clear boundaries

shadow-boxing |ˈʃædəʊ bɑːksɪŋ| — Present participle of shadow-box.

shadowbox |ˈʃædəʊbɒks| — go through boxing motions without an opponent

shadowboxing  — sparring with an imaginary opponent (for exercise or training)

shadower  — a spy employed to follow someone and report their movements

shadowgraph |ˈʃædəʊˌɡræf| — a photographic image produced on a radiosensitive surface by radiation other than visible light (especially by X-rays or gamma rays)

shadowing |ˈʃædəʊɪŋ| — the act of following someone secretly

shadowland |ˈʃædəʊlænd| — A shadowy or borderline area, where normal rules and boundaries do not apply

shadowy |ˈʃædəʊɪ| — filled with shade

shady |ˈʃeɪdɪ| — quiet, dark, or concealed

shaft |ʃæft| — a line that forms the length of an arrow pointer

shafting |ˈʃæftɪŋ| — Present participle of shaft.

shag |ʃæɡ| — a strong coarse tobacco that has been shredded

shagbark  — North American hickory having loose grey shaggy bark and edible nuts

shagginess |ˈʃæɡɪnəs| — unkemptness of hair

shaggy |ˈʃæɡɪ| — used of hair; thick and poorly groomed

shagreen |ʃæˈɡriːn| — An untanned leather, often dyed green; originally made from horse skin, today mostly made from the skin of a shark or ray.

shah |ʃɑː| — title for the former hereditary monarch of Iran

shake |ʃeɪk| — building material used as siding or roofing

shake off |ˈʃeɪk ˈɒf| — get rid of

shake up |ˈʃeɪk ʌp| — shock physically

shake-up |ˈʃeɪk ʌp| — the imposition of a new organization; organizing differently (often involving extensive and drastic changes)

shakedown |ˈʃeɪkdaʊn| — initial adjustments to improve the functioning or the efficiency and to bring to a more satisfactory state

shaken |ˈʃeɪkən| — disturbed psychologically as if by a physical jolt or shock

shaker |ˈʃeɪkər| — a person who wields power and influence

shakes |ˈʃeɪks| — (plural only) A pattern of behavior including twitches, tics and spasms typical of withdrawal from addiction; usually following the.

Shakespearian |ʃeɪkˈspɪərɪən| — a Shakespearean scholar

shaking |ˈʃeɪkɪŋ| — the act of causing something to move up and down (or back and forth) with quick movements

shako |ˈʃakəʊ| — tall hat; worn by some British soldiers on ceremonial occasions

shaky |ˈʃeɪkɪ| — inclined to shake as from weakness or defect

shale |ʃeɪl| — a sedimentary rock formed by the deposition of successive layers of clay

shale-oil |ˈʃeɪl ɔɪl| — a synthetic crude oil obtained by the pyrolysis, hydrogenation, or thermal dissolution of oil shale.

shall |ʃəl| — (modal auxiliary verb, defective) Used before a verb to indicate the simple future tense, particularly in the first person singular or plural.

shalloon |ʃæˈluːn| — A fabric of tightly woven wool, mainly used for the linings of articles of clothing.

shallop |ˈʃælʌp| — (archaic) A type of large boat; a sloop.

shallot |ʃəˈlɑːt| — aggregate bulb of the multiplier onion

shallow |ˈʃæləʊ| — a stretch of shallow water

shallowness |ˈʃæləʊnəs| — lack of depth of knowledge or thought or feeling

shalt |ʃælt| — (archaic) second-person singular simple present form of shall

shaly  — Pertaining to or resembling shale.

sham |ʃæm| — something that is a counterfeit; not what it seems to be

shaman |ˈʃeɪmən| — in societies practicing shamanism: one acting as a medium between the visible and spirit worlds; practices sorcery for healing or divination

shamanic  — Of or relating to a shaman or to shamanism.

shamanism |ˈʃeɪmənɪzəm| — any animistic religion similar to Asian shamanism (especially as practiced by certain Native American tribes)

shamble |ˈʃæmbl| — walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet

shambles |ˈʃæmblz| — a condition of great disorder

shambolic |ʃæmˈbɑːlɪk| — (British slang) disorderly or chaotic

shame |ʃeɪm| — a painful emotion resulting from an awareness of inadequacy or guilt

shamefaced |ˌʃeɪmˈfeɪst| — extremely modest or shy

shamefacedly |ˈʃeɪmfeɪstlɪ| — in a shamefaced manner

shamefacedness  — feeling embarrassed about yourself

shameful |ˈʃeɪmfl| — (used of conduct or character) deserving or bringing disgrace or shame

shameless |ˈʃeɪmləs| — feeling no shame

shamelessness |ˈʃeɪmləsnəs| — behavior marked by a bold defiance of the proprieties and lack of shame

shammer |ˈʃæmʌr| — someone shirking their duty by feigning illness or incapacity

shammy |ˈʃæmɪ| — a soft suede leather formerly from the skin of the chamois antelope but now from sheepskin

shampoo |ʃæmˈpuː| — cleansing agent consisting of soaps or detergents used for washing the hair

shamrock |ˈʃæmrɑːk| — creeping European clover having white to pink flowers and bright green leaves; naturalized in United States; widely grown for forage

shandrydan |ˈʃændriːˌdæn| — (dated, Ireland, humorous, derogatory) A vehicle; a carriage or cart.

shandy |ˈʃændɪ| — a drink made of beer and lemonade

shandygaff |ˈʃændiːˌɡæf| — a drink made of beer and lemonade

shanghai |ˌʃæŋˈhaɪ| — the largest city of China; located in the east on the Pacific; one of the largest ports in the world

Shangri-La |ˌʃæŋɡrɪ ˈlɑː| — any place of complete bliss and delight and peace

shank |ʃæŋk| — a cut of meat (beef or veal or mutton or lamb) from the upper part of the leg

shanny |ˈʃanɪ| — European scaleless blenny

shantung |ʃænˈtʌŋ| — a heavy silk fabric with a rough surface (or a cotton imitation)

shanty |ˈʃæntɪ| — small crude shelter used as a dwelling

shape |ʃeɪp| — any spatial attributes (especially as defined by outline)

shaped |ʃeɪpt| — shaped to fit by or as if by altering the contours of a pliable mass (as by work or effort)

shapeless |ˈʃeɪpləs| — having no definite form or distinct shape

shapely |ˈʃeɪplɪ| — having a well-proportioned and pleasing shape

shapen |ˈʃeɪpən| — (rare) To shape, form.

shaper  — a person who makes things

shaping |ˈʃeɪpɪŋ| — any process serving to define the shape of something

shard |ʃɑːrd| — a broken piece of a brittle artifact

share |ʃer| — assets belonging to or due to or contributed by an individual person or group

share-out |ˈʃeər aʊt| — a distribution in shares

sharecropper |ˈʃerkrɑːpər| — small farmers and tenants

shared |ˈʃerd| — distributed in portions (often equal) on the basis of a plan or purpose

shareholder |ˈʃerhəʊldər| — someone who holds shares of stock in a corporation

sharer |ˈʃerər| — someone who has or gives or receives a part or a share

shareware |ˈʃerwer| — software that is available free of charge; may be distributed for evaluation with a fee requested for additional features or a manual etc.

sharing |ˈʃerɪŋ| — using or enjoying something jointly with others

shark |ʃɑːrk| — any of numerous elongate mostly marine carnivorous fishes with heterocercal caudal fins and tough skin covered with small toothlike scales

sharkskin |ˈʃɑːrkskɪn| — a smooth crisp fabric

sharp |ʃɑːrp| — a musical notation indicating one half step higher than the note named

sharp-eyed |ˈʃɑːrp aɪd| — having very keen vision

sharp-set |ˈʃɑːrp set| — extremely hungry

sharp-sighted |ʃɑːrp ˈsaɪtɪd| — having very keen vision

sharp-sightedness  — sharpness of vision; the visual ability to resolve fine detail (usually measured by a Snellen chart)

sharp-tongued  — Alternative spelling of sharp-tongued.

sharp-witted |ʃɑːrp ˈwɪtɪd| — Alternative form of sharp-witted.

sharpen |ˈʃɑːrpən| — make sharp or sharper

sharpener |ˈʃɑrpənər| — any implement that is used to make something (an edge or a point) sharper

sharpening |ˈʃɑːrpənɪŋ| — Present participle of sharpen.

sharper |ˈʃɑːrpər| — a professional card player who makes a living by cheating at card games

sharply |ˈʃɑrplɪ| — in an aggressive manner

sharpness |ˈʃɑːrpnəs| — a quick and penetrating intelligence

sharpshooter |ˈʃɑːrpʃuːtər| — an athlete noted for accurate aim

sharpy |ˈʃɑːrpɪ| — an alert and energetic person

shatter |ˈʃætər| — break into many pieces

shattered |ˈʃætərd| — ruined or disrupted

shave |ʃeɪv| — the act of removing hair with a razor

shaveling |ˈʃeɪvlɪŋ| — Someone with all or part of their head shaved, notably a tonsured clergyman; often used as a derogatory comment directed at priests or monks.

shaven |ˈʃeɪvn| — having the beard or hair cut off close to the skin

shaver |ˈʃeɪvər| — an adult male who shaves

shavetail |ˈʃeɪvˌteɪl| — (US) An inexperienced person, especially a newly-commissioned military officer

Shavian |ˈʃeɪvɪən| — an admirer of G. B. Shaw or his works

shaving |ˈʃeɪvɪŋ| — the act of removing hair with a razor

shaving-cream |ˈʃeɪvɪŋkriːm| — A substance, usually a foam or gel, that is applied to the face or wherever else hair grows, to provide lubrication and avoid razor burn during shaving.

shavings |ˈʃeɪvɪŋz| — plural form of shaving; those particles or pieces left after or created by shaving.

shawl |ʃɔːl| — cloak consisting of an oblong piece of cloth used to cover the head and shoulders

shawm |ʃɔːm| — a medieval oboe

shay |ˈʃeɪ| — a carriage consisting of two wheels and a calash top; drawn by a single horse

she |ʃɪ| — Initialism of standard hydrogen electrode.

she-ass  — A female ass, female donkey.

shea |ˈʃeɪ| — A tree (Vitellaria paradoxa) indigenous to Africa, occurring in Mali, Cameroon, Congo, Côte d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Togo, Nigeria, Senegal, Sudan, Burkina Faso and Uganda.

sheading |ˈʃiːdiːŋ| — Any of the six administrative districts into which the Isle of Man is divided.

sheaf |ʃiːf| — a package of several things tied together for carrying or storing

shear |ʃɪr| — (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves

shear-legs |ˈʃɪəleɡz| — (nautical) A form of derrick, consisting of three poles and a block and tackle, used to hoist and lower heavy weights, especially the masts of sailing ships.

shearer |ˈʃɪrər| — Scottish ballet dancer and actress (born in 1926)

shearing |ˈʃɪrɪŋ| — removing by cutting off or clipping

shearings  — plural form of shearing

shearling |ˈʃiːəliːŋ| — A sheep that has been shorn for the first time

shears |ʃɪrz| — large scissors with strong blades

sheath |ʃiːθ| — a protective covering (as for a knife or sword)

sheathe |ʃiːð| — cover with a protective sheathing

sheathing |ˈʃiːðɪŋ| — protective covering consisting, for example, of a layer of boards applied to the studs and joists of a building to strengthen it and serve as a foundation for a weatherproof exterior

sheave |ʃiːv| — A wheel having a groove in the rim for a rope to work in, and set in a block, mast, or the like; the wheel of a pulley.

sheaves |ʃiːvz| — plural form of sheave

shebang |ʃɪˈbæŋ| — an entire system; used in the phrase `the whole shebang'

shebeen |ʃɪˈbiːn| — unlicensed drinking establishment

shed |ʃed| — an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage

shedding |ˈʃedɪŋ| — the process whereby something is shed

sheen |ʃiːn| — the visual property of something that shines with reflected light

sheeny |ˈʃiːniː| — (ethnic slur) offensive term for a Jew

sheep |ʃiːp| — woolly usually horned ruminant mammal related to the goat

sheep-faced |ˈʃiːpfeɪst| — (dated) bashful; sheepish

sheep-run |ˈʃiːprʌn| — (UK, New Zealand, Australia) A sheep farm.

sheepcote  — a pen for sheep

sheepdog |ˈʃiːpdɔːɡ| — any of various usually long-haired breeds of dog reared to herd and guard sheep

sheepfold |ˈʃiːpfəʊld| — a pen for sheep

sheephook  — crook, a staff used by shepherds

sheepish |ˈʃiːpɪʃ| — like or suggestive of a sheep in docility or stupidity or meekness or timidity

sheepman |ˈʃiːpmən| — a man who raises (or tends) sheep

sheeprun |ˈʃiːprʌn| — farm devoted to raising sheep

sheepshank |ˈʃiːpˌʃæŋk| — a knot for shortening a line

sheepshearing  — the time or season when sheep are sheared

sheepskin |ˈʃiːpskɪn| — tanned skin of a sheep with the fleece left on; used for clothing

sheepwalk  — farm devoted to raising sheep

sheer |ʃɪr| — turn sharply; change direction abruptly

sheerlegs  — Alternative spelling of shear legs.

sheet |ʃiːt| — any broad thin expanse or surface

sheet-anchor |ʃiːt ˈæŋkər| — (nautical) a large, spare anchor used in an emergency

sheet-lightning |ʃiːt ˈlaɪtənɪŋ| — A broad flash of lightning, with no visible bolt, due to reflection.

sheeted |ʃiːtɪd| — To be covered by a sheet of cloth or paper or other similar material.

sheeting |ˈʃiːtɪŋ| — fabric from which bed sheets are made

sheik |ˈʃiːk| — the leader of an Arab village or family

sheikh |ʃeɪk| — the leader of an Arab village or family

shekel |ˈʃekl| — the basic unit of money in Israel

sheldrake |ˈʃeldreɪk| — large crested fish-eating diving duck having a slender hooked bill with serrated edges

shelducks  — plural form of shelduck

shelf |ʃelf| — a support that consists of a horizontal surface for holding objects

shell |ʃel| — ammunition consisting of a cylindrical metal casing containing an explosive charge and a projectile; fired from a large gun

shell out |ˈʃel ˈaʊt| — administer or bestow, as in small portions

shell-shock |ˈʃel ʃɑːk| — Used other than as an idiom: see shell,"Ž shock.

shellac |ʃəˈlæk| — lac purified by heating and filtering; usually in thin orange or yellow flakes but sometimes bleached white

shellack  — cover with shellac

shellback |ˈʃelˌbæk| — worldly sailor

shelled |ˈʃeld| — of animals or fruits that have a shell

sheller |ˈʃelər| — a worker who removes shells (as of peas or oysters)

shellfire |ˈʃelfaɪər| — shooting artillery shells

shellfish |ˈʃelfɪʃ| — meat of edible aquatic invertebrate with a shell (especially a mollusk or crustacean)

shelling |ˈʃelɪŋ| — the heavy fire of artillery to saturate an area rather than hit a specific target

shellproof |ˈʃelpruːf| — able to resist the explosive force of bombs and shells

shellwork |ˈʃelwɜːk| — decoration made from patterns of shells

shelly |ˈʃelɪ| — Composed of the shells of dead marine creatures

shelter |ˈʃeltər| — a structure that provides privacy and protection from danger

sheltered |ˈʃeltərd| — protected from danger or bad weather

shelterless  — Lacking shelter; homeless.

shelve |ʃelv| — hold back to a later time

shelved |ˈʃelvd| — simple past tense and past participle of shelve

shelves |ʃelvz| — plural form of shelf

shelving |ˈʃelvɪŋ| — Present participle of shelve.

shenanigan |ʃəˈnænɪɡən| — reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

shenanigans |ʃɪˈnænɪɡənz| — Mischievous play, especially by children.

shepherd |ˈʃepərd| — a clergyman who watches over a group of people

shepherdess |ˌʃepərˈdes| — a woman shepherd

Sheraton |ˈʃerətən| — a furniture style that originated in England around 1800; simple in design with straight lines and classical ornamentation

sherbet |ˈʃɜːrbət| — a frozen dessert made primarily of fruit juice and sugar, but also containing milk or egg-white or gelatin

sherd |ʃɜːrd| — a broken piece of a brittle artifact

shereef  — Formerly, a member of an Arab princely family descended from Muhammad through his son-in-law Ali and daughter Fatima, the "Grand Shereef" being the governor of Mecca.

sheriff |ˈʃerɪf| — the principal law-enforcement officer in a county

sherry |ˈʃerɪ| — dry to sweet amber wine from the Jerez region of southern Spain or similar wines produced elsewhere; usually drunk as an aperitif

shew |ʃəʊ| — establish the validity of something, as by an example, explanation or experiment

shewn |ʃəʊn| — past participle of shew

shibboleth |ˈʃɪbəleθ| — a favorite saying of a sect or political group

shield |ʃiːld| — a protective covering or structure

shieling |ˈʃiːliːŋ| — An area of summer pasture used for cattle, sheep etc.

shift |ʃɪft| — an event in which something is displaced without rotation

shift-key |ˈʃɪftkiː| — The key on a typewriter used to select uppercase letters and certain special characters by physically moving the mechanism

shifter |ˈʃɪftər| — a stagehand responsible for moving scenery

shiftiness |ˈʃɪftɪnəs| — the quality of being a slippery rascal

shifting |ˈʃɪftɪŋ| — the act of moving from one place to another

shiftless |ˈʃɪftləs| — lacking or characterized by lack of ambition or initiative; lazy

shiftlessness  — a failure to be active as a consequence of lack of initiative or ambition

shifty |ˈʃɪftɪ| — characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive

Shiite |ˈʃiːaɪt| — a member of the branch of Islam that regards Ali as the legitimate successor to Mohammed and rejects the first three caliphs

shikar |ʃɪˈkɑːr| — (India) Hunting, sport; a hunting expedition.

shikaree |ʃɪˈkærɪ| — Dated form of shikari.

shikari |ʃɪˈkɑːriː| — A hunter or tracker, especially in the Indian subcontinent.

shill |ˈʃɪl| — a decoy who acts as an enthusiastic customer in order to stimulate the participation of others

shillelagh |ʃɪˈleɪlə| — a cudgel made of hardwood (usually oak or blackthorn)

shilling |ˈʃɪlɪŋ| — the basic unit of money in Uganda; equal to 100 cents

shilly-shally |ˈʃɪlɪ ʃælɪ| — To procrastinate.

shillyshally |ˈʃɪlɪʃælɪ| — the act of procrastinating; putting off or delaying or defering an action to a later time

shim |ʃɪm| — a thin wedge of material (wood or metal or stone) for driving into crevices

shimmer |ˈʃɪmər| — a weak and tremulous light

shimmering |ˈʃɪmərɪŋ| — Present participle of shimmer.

shimmy |ˈʃɪmɪ| — an abnormal wobble in a motor vehicle (especially in the front wheels)

shin |ʃɪn| — the front part of the human leg between the knee and the ankle

shinbone |ˈʃɪnˌbəʊn| — the inner and thicker of the two bones of the human leg between the knee and ankle

shindig |ˈʃɪndɪɡ| — a large and noisy party of people

shindy |ˈʃɪndɪ| — a large and noisy party of people

shine |ʃaɪn| — the quality of being bright and sending out rays of light

shiner |ˈʃaɪnər| — a swollen bruise caused by a blow to the eye

shingle |ˈʃɪŋɡl| — building material used as siding or roofing

shingles |ˈʃɪŋɡlz| — eruptions along a nerve path often accompanied by severe neuralgia

shingly |ˈʃɪŋɡlɪ| — abounding in small stones

shining |ˈʃaɪnɪŋ| — the work of making something smooth and shiny by rubbing or waxing it

shinny |ˈʃɪnɪ| — a simple version of hockey played by children on the streets (or on ice or on a field) using a ball or can as the puck

shinty |ˈʃɪntɪ| — (sports) A game derived from hurling, and resembling hockey, played in Scotland.

shiny |ˈʃaɪnɪ| — reflecting light

ship |ʃɪp| — a vessel that carries passengers or freight

ship-money |ˈʃɪpˌmʌnɪ| — (historical) A tax applied to coastal towns for their defence in wartime.

shipboard |ˈʃɪpbɔːrd| — casual or ephemeral as if taking place on board a ship

shipbuilder |ˈʃɪpbɪldər| — a carpenter who helps build and launch wooden vessels

shipbuilding |ˈʃɪpˌbɪldɪŋ| — the construction of ships

shipload |ˈʃɪpləʊd| — the amount of cargo that can be held by a boat or ship or a freight car

shipman |ˈʃɪpmən| — A seaman or sailor; a mariner.

shipmaster |ˈʃɪpˌmɑːstər| — The master of a ship; a captain; a commander.

shipmate |ˈʃɪpmeɪt| — an associate on the same ship with you

shipment |ˈʃɪpmənt| — goods carried by a large vehicle

shipowner |ˈʃɪpəʊnər| — someone who owns a ship or a share in a ship

shipper |ˈʃɪpər| — someone who ships goods

shipping |ˈʃɪpɪŋ| — the commercial enterprise of moving goods and materials

shipshape |ˈʃɪpʃeɪp| — of places; characterized by order and neatness; free from disorder

shipway |ˈʃɪpweɪ| — structure consisting of a sloping way down to the water from the place where ships are built or repaired

shipwreck |ˈʃɪprek| — a wrecked ship (or a part of one)

shipwright |ˈʃɪˌpraɪt| — a carpenter who helps build and launch wooden vessels

shipyard |ˈʃɪpjɑːrd| — a workplace where ships are built or repaired

shire |ˈʃaɪər| — a former administrative district of England; equivalent to a county

shirk |ʃɜːrk| — avoid (one's assigned duties)

shirker |ˈʃɜːkər| — a person who shirks his work or duty (especially one who tries to evade military service in wartime)

shirr |ˈʃɜː| — bake (eggs) in their shells until they are set

shirring  — baking shelled eggs

shirt |ʃɜːrt| — a garment worn on the upper half of the body

shirt-sleeve |ˈʃɜːtsliːv| — The part of a shirt that covers the arms.

shirt-waist |ʃɜːtˈweɪst| — Alternative spelling of shirtwaist.

shirtfront |ˈʃɜːtfrʌnt| — the front of a shirt (usually the part not covered by a jacket)

shirting |ˈʃɜːtɪŋ| — any of various fabrics used to make men's shirts

shirtmaker  — a maker of shirts

shirtsleeve |ˈʃɜːrtsliːv| — the sleeve of a shirt

shirttail  — a brief addendum at the end of a newspaper article

shirtwaist |ʃɜːtˈweɪst| — a blouse with buttons down the front

shirty |ˈʃɜːrtɪ| — (British informal) ill-tempered or annoyed

shit |ʃɪt| — obscene terms for feces

shithead |hed| — a stupid person; these words are used to express a low opinion of someone's intelligence

shitty |ˈʃɪtɪ| — very bad

shiver |ˈʃɪvər| — a reflex motion caused by cold or fear or excitement

shivers |ˈʃɪvərz| — plural form of shiver

shivery |ˈʃɪvərɪ| — cold enough to cause shivers

shlimazel  — (Yiddish) a very unlucky or inept person who fails at everything

shoal |ʃəʊl| — a sandbank in a stretch of water that is visible at low tide

shock |ʃɑːk| — the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally

shock-absorber  — A mechanical device designed to smooth out or damp any sudden shock impulse and dissipate kinetic energy; usually consists of a combination of a spring and a dashpot

shock-headed |ʃɒk ˈhedɪd| — having a shock (or untidy mass) of hair

shocked |ˈʃɑːkt| — struck with fear, dread, or consternation

shocker |ˈʃɑːkər| — a shockingly bad person

shocking |ˈʃɑːkɪŋ| — glaringly vivid and graphic; marked by sensationalism

shockingly |ˈʃɑːkɪŋlɪ| — extremely

shockproof |ˈʃɑːkpruːf| — Made sturdily enough to withstand knocks and shocks without being damaged.

shod |ʃɑːd| — wearing footgear

shoddy |ˈʃɑːdɪ| — reclaimed wool fiber

shoe |ʃuː| — footwear shaped to fit the foot (below the ankle) with a flexible upper of leather or plastic and a sole and heel of heavier material

shoe-leather |ˈʃuː leðər| — Leather that is used to make shoes.

shoe-tree |ˈʃuːtriː| — A device approximating the shape of a foot that is placed inside a shoe when it is being stored to preserve its shape and extend the life of the shoe.

shoeblack |ˈʃuːblæk| — a person who polishes shoes and boots

shoehorn |ˈʃuːhɔːrn| — a device used for easing the foot into a shoe

shoelace |ˈʃuːleɪs| — a lace used for fastening shoes

shoeless |ˈʃuːləs| — without shoes

shoemaker |ˈʃuːmeɪkər| — a person who makes or repairs shoes

shoer  — One who fits shoes to the feet.

shoes |ˈʃuːz| — a particular situation

shoeshine |ˈʃuːʃaɪn| — a shiny finish put on shoes with polish and buffing

shoestring |ˈʃuːstrɪŋ| — a lace used for fastening shoes

shone |ʃəʊn| — Simple past tense and past participle of shine.

shoo |ʃuː| — drive away by crying `shoo!'

shook |ʃʊk| — a disassembled barrel; the parts packed for storage or shipment

shoot |ʃuːt| — a new branch

shoot down |ˈʃuːt ˈdaʊn| — move quickly and violently

shoot up |ˈʃuːt ʌp| — rise dramatically

shooter |ˈʃuːtər| — a large marble used for shooting in the game of marbles

shooting |ˈʃuːtɪŋ| — the act of firing a projectile

shooting-gallery |ˈʃuːtɪŋ ɡælərɪ| — A carnival game typically featuring a pellet gun and numerous moving mechanical tracks with small targets to be shot for prizes.

shooting-iron |ˈʃuːtɪŋˌaɪən| — (chiefly US, idiomatic, dated) A firearm, especially a handgun.

shooting-range |ˈʃuːtɪŋ reɪndʒ| — A facility designed for firearms practice.

shooting-stick |ˈʃuːtɪŋ stɪk| — A walking stick that has a spike at one end, and a handle that unfolds into a simple seat; used as a short-term seat at outdoor events

shop |ʃɑːp| — a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services

shop-assistant |ˈʃɒp əsɪstənt| — An employee in a shop.

shop-steward |ʃɒp ˈstjʊəd| — A local member of a trade union elected to represent his fellow workers in discussions with the management at a workplace.

shopfront |ˈʃɑːpfrʌnt| — the front side of a store facing the street; usually contains display windows

shopgirl |ˈʃɑːpˌɡɜːrl| — A girl or young woman who works in a shop. A saleswoman.

shopkeeper |ˈʃɑːpkiːpər| — a merchant who owns or manages a shop

shoplifter |ˈʃɑːˌplɪftər| — a thief who steals goods that are in a store

shopman |ˈʃɑːpmən| — The proprietor, manager, or operator of a small store.

shopper |ˈʃɑːpər| — someone who visits stores in search of articles to buy

shopping |ˈʃɑːpɪŋ| — searching for or buying goods or services

shoppy |ˈʃɒpɪ| — (dated) Inclined to talk shop; full of jargon.

shoptalk |ˈʃɒptɔːk| — Discussion of business in a social setting, especially using jargon.

shopwalker |ˈʃɒpwɔːrkər| — an employee of a retail store who supervises sales personnel and helps with customer problems

shopwindow |ʃɒpˈwɪndəʊ| — a window of a store facing onto the street; used to display merchandise for sale in the store

shore |ʃɔːr| — the land along the edge of a body of water

shore-leave |ˈʃɔːliːv| — Free time given to sailors of the military navy when they are off duty and allowed to disembark and spend time on land.

shoreless |ʃɔːləs| — Without a shore, or with no shore in sight; boundless.

shoreline |ˈʃɔːrlaɪn| — a boundary line between land and water

shoreward |ˈʃɔːrwərd| — (of winds) coming from the sea toward the land

shorn |ʃɔːrn| — having the hair or wool cut or clipped off as if with shears or clippers

short |ʃɔːrt| — the location on a baseball field where the shortstop is stationed

short-circuit |ʃɔːrt ˈsɜːkɪt| — hamper the progress of; impede

short-cut |ˈʃɔːrtˌkət| — Alternative spelling of shortcut.

short-dated |ʃɔːrt ˈdeɪtɪd| — of a gilt-edged security; having less than 5 years to run before redemption

short-handed |ʃɔːrt ˈhændɪd| — inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.

short-lived |ʃɔːrt ˈlɪvd| — lasting a very short time

short-range |ˈʃɔːrt reɪndʒ| — relating to the near future

short-run  — relating to or extending over a limited period

short-sighted |ʃɔːrt ˈsaɪtɪd| — Nearsighted; myopic; unable to focus on distant objects.

short-sightedness |ˈʃɔːrtˈsaɪtədnəs| — myopia

short-staffed |ʃɔːtˈstɑːft| — inadequate in number of workers or assistants etc.

short-tempered |ˈʃɔːrt ˈtempərd| — quickly aroused to anger

short-term |ˈʃɔːrt tɜːm| — relating to or extending over a limited period

short-time  — A period of reduced work hours.

short-wave |ˈʃɔːrˈtweɪv| — Alternative spelling of shortwave.

short-winded |ˈʃɔːrˈtwɪndəd| — breathing laboriously or convulsively

shortage |ˈʃɔːrtɪdʒ| — the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required

shortbread |ˈʃɔːrtbred| — very rich thick butter cookie

shortcake |ˈʃɔːrtkeɪk| — very short biscuit dough baked as individual biscuits or a round loaf; served with sweetened fruit and usually whipped cream

shortchange |ˈʃɔːrtˈtʃeɪndʒ| — To defraud someone by giving them less change than they should be given after a transaction.

shortcoming |ˈʃɔːrtkʌmɪŋ| — a failing or deficiency

shortcut |ˈʃɔːrtkʌt| — a route shorter than the usual one

shorten |ˈʃɔːrtn| — make shorter than originally intended; reduce or retrench in length or duration

shortened |ˈʃɔːrtənd| — cut short

shortening |ˈʃɔːrtnɪŋ| — fat such as butter or lard used in baked goods

shortfall |ˈʃɔːrtfɔːl| — the property of being an amount by which something is less than expected or required

shorthand |ˈʃɔːrthænd| — a method of writing rapidly using an abbreviated symbolic system

shorthorn |ˈʃɔːrthɔːrn| — English breed of short-horned cattle

shortie  — Something or someone that is shorter than normal

shortly |ˈʃɔːrtlɪ| — for a short time

shortness |ˈʃɔːrtnəs| — the property of being of short spatial extent

shorts |ʃɔːrts| — (used in the plural) trousers that end at or above the knee

shortwave |ˈʃɔːrtˈweɪv| — (of radio waves) Having a wavelength of approximately 10 to 200 meters

shorty |ˈʃɔːrtɪ| — (informal) A short person.

shot |ʃɑːt| — the act of firing a projectile

shot-gun |ˈʃɑːtˌɡən| — Alternative spelling of shotgun.

shotgun |ˈʃɑːtɡʌn| — firearm that is a double-barreled smoothbore shoulder weapon for firing shot at short ranges

should |ʃʊd| — (auxiliary) Used to form the future tense of the subjunctive mood, usually in the first person.

shoulder |ˈʃəʊldər| — the part of the body between the neck and the upper arm

shoulder-blade |ˈʃəʊldə bleɪd| — Either of the large flat bones at the back of the shoulder.

shout |ʃaʊt| — a loud utterance; often in protest or opposition

shout down |ˈʃaʊt ˈdaʊn| — silence or overwhelm by shouting

shouting |ˈʃaʊtɪŋ| — encouragement in the form of cheers from spectators

shove |ʃʌv| — the act of shoving (giving a push to someone or something)

shove off |ˈʃəv ˈɒf| — leave; informal or rude

shovel |ˈʃʌvl| — a hand tool for lifting loose material; consists of a curved container or scoop and a handle

shoveling |ˈʃəvəlɪŋ| — (American) Present participle of shovel.

shoveller |ˈʃʌvələr| — a worker who shovels

show |ʃəʊ| — the act of publicly exhibiting or entertaining

show off |ˈʃəʊ ˈɒf| — display proudly; act ostentatiously or pretentiously

show up |ˈʃəʊ ʌp| — appear or become visible; make a showing

show-off |ˈʃəʊ ɒf| — someone who deliberately behaves in such a way as to attract attention

show-window |ˈʃəʊ wɪndəʊ| — A windowed, street-facing compartment in which a selection of a store's merchandise is displayed.

showboat |ˈʃəʊbəʊt| — a river steamboat on which theatrical performances could be given (especially on the Mississippi River)

showcase |ˈʃəʊkeɪs| — a setting in which something can be displayed to best effect

showdown |ˈʃəʊdaʊn| — a hostile disagreement face-to-face

shower |ˈʃaʊər| — a plumbing fixture that sprays water over you

showerproof |ˈʃaʊəpruːf| — That doesn't absorb water in light rain.

showery |ˈʃaʊərɪ| — (of weather) wet by periods of rain

showgirl |ˈʃəʊɡɜːrl| — a woman who dances in a chorus line

showground |ˈʃəʊɡraʊnd| — A place where a watchable event occurs.

showiness |ˈʃəʊɪnəs| — extravagant elaborateness

showing |ˈʃəʊɪŋ| — the display of a motion picture

showman |ˈʃəʊmən| — a person skilled at making effective presentations

showmanship |ˈʃəʊmənʃɪp| — the ability to present something (especially theatrical shows) in an attractive manner

shown |ʃəʊn| — A surname​.

showpiece |ˈʃəʊpiːs| — the outstanding item (the prize piece or main exhibit) in a collection

showroom |ˈʃəʊruːm| — an area where merchandise (such as cars) can be displayed

showy |ˈʃəʊɪ| — marked by ostentation but often tasteless

shram |ʃræm| — (UK, dialect, dated) To cause to shrink or shrivel with cold; to benumb.

shrank |ʃræŋk| — Simple past tense of shrink.

shrapnel |ˈʃræpnəl| — shell containing lead pellets that explodes in flight

shred |ʃred| — a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

shredded |ˈʃredəd| — prepared by cutting

shredding |ˈʃredɪŋ| — (uncountable) A style of very fast and very complex guitar playing.

shrew |ʃruː| — a scolding nagging bad-tempered woman

shrewd |ʃruːd| — marked by practical hardheaded intelligence

shrewdly |ˈʃruːdlɪ| — in a shrewd manner

shrewdness |ˈʃruːdnəs| — intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

shrewish |ˈʃruːɪʃ| — continually complaining or faultfinding

shrewmouse |ˈʃruːˌmaʊs| — small mouselike mammal with a long snout; related to moles

shriek |ʃriːk| — sharp piercing cry

shrievalty |ˈʃriːvəltiː| — The office, jurisdiction, or tenure of a sheriff

shrift |ʃrɪft| — the act of being shriven

shrike |ʃraɪk| — any of numerous Old World birds having a strong hooked bill that feed on smaller animals

shrill |ʃrɪl| — utter a shrill cry

shrilly |ˈʃrɪlɪ| — in a shrill voice

shrimp |ʃrɪmp| — disparaging terms for small people

shrine |ʃraɪn| — a place of worship hallowed by association with some sacred thing or person

shrink |ʃrɪŋk| — a physician who specializes in psychiatry

shrinkable |ˈʃrɪnkəbəl| — capable of being shrunk

shrinkage |ˈʃrɪŋkɪdʒ| — process or result of becoming less or smaller

shrinking |ˈʃrɪŋkɪŋ| — process or result of becoming less or smaller

shrive |ʃraɪv| — grant remission of a sin to

shrivel |ˈʃrɪvl| — wither, as with a loss of moisture

shriven |ˈʃrɪvən| — Past participle of shrive

shroff |ʃrɑːf| — (India) A money-changer or banker in South Asia.

shroud |ʃraʊd| — a line that suspends the harness from the canopy of a parachute

shrouded |ˈʃraʊdəd| — Wearing, or provided with a shroud.

shrove |ʃrəʊv| — Simple past tense of shrive.

Shrovetide |ˈʃrəʊvˌtaɪd| — immediately preceding Lent

shrub |ʃrʌb| — a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

shrubbery |ˈʃrʌbərɪ| — an area where a number of shrubs are planted

shrubby |ˈʃrʌbɪ| — of or relating to or resembling a shrub

shrug |ʃrʌɡ| — a gesture involving the shoulders

shrunk |ʃrʌŋk| — Simple past tense and past participle of shrink.

shrunken |ˈʃrʌŋkən| — lean and wrinkled by shrinkage as from age or illness

shtick |ʃtɪk| — (Yiddish) a little; a piece

shuck |ʃʌk| — material consisting of seed coverings and small pieces of stem or leaves that have been separated from the seeds

shucks |ʃʌks| — something of little value

shudder |ˈʃʌdər| — an almost pleasurable sensation of fright

shuffle |ˈʃʌfl| — the act of mixing cards haphazardly

shuffler |ˈʃʌfələr| — the card player who shuffles the cards

shuffling |ˈʃʌfəlɪŋ| — walking with a slow dragging motion without lifting your feet

shun |ʃʌn| — avoid and stay away from deliberately; stay clear of

shunless |ˈʃʌnlɪs| — (obsolete) That cannot be shunned; unavoidable or inevitable

shunt |ʃʌnt| — a passage by which a bodily fluid (especially blood) is diverted from one channel to another

shunter |ˈʃʌntər| — a small locomotive used to move cars around but not to make trips

shush |ʃʊʃ| — silence (someone) by uttering `shush!'

shut |ʃʌt| — move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut

shut down |ˈʃət ˈdaʊn| — cease to operate or cause to cease operating

shut in |ˈʃət ɪn| — surround completely

shut off |ˈʃət ˈɒf| — stem the flow of

shut out |ˈʃət ˈaʊt| — prevent from entering; shut out

shut up |ˈʃət ʌp| — refuse to talk or stop talking; fall silent

shut-down |ˈʃʌtdaʊn| — (idiomatic) To close, terminate, or end

shut-eye |ˌaɪ| — informal term for sleep

shut-in |ˌɪn| — someone who is incapacitated by a chronic illness or injury

shut-out |ˈʃəˌtɑːwt| — Alternative form of shutout.

shutdown |ˈʃʌtdaʊn| — termination of operations

shutout |ˈʃʌtaʊt| — a defeat in a game where one side fails to score

shutter |ˈʃʌtər| — a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure

shuttle |ˈʃʌtl| — badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers

shuttlecock |ˈʃʌtlkɑːk| — badminton equipment consisting of a ball of cork or rubber with a crown of feathers

shy |ʃaɪ| — a quick throw

shyer |ˈʃaɪər| — comparative form of shy: more shy

shyly |ˈʃaɪlɪ| — in a shy or timid or bashful manner

shyness |ˈʃaɪnəs| — a feeling of fear of embarrassment

shyster |ˈʃaɪstər| — a person (especially a lawyer or politician) who uses unscrupulous or unethical methods

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