(third-person singular simple present shends, present participle shending, simple past and past participle shent)
From Middle English shenden, from Old English scendan (“to put to shame, blame, disgrace”), from Proto-Germanic *skandijaną (“to scold, berate”), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)kem- (“to cover”). Cognate with Dutch schenden (“to infringe, profane, defile”), German schänden (“defile”), Danish skænde (“defile”), Gothic (skanda, “shame”). Related to Old English scand (“infamy, shame, scandal”). More at shand, shame.