The past simple and the past participle of shed

Conjugation of the verb shed:

Base Form/Infinitive without 'to':


Past Simple:


Past Partciple:


Present Partciple:


Third Person Singular:



1. To get rid of something.
2. To fall off as part of a natural process.
4. To allow to flow or fall.


1. She tried to shed her fears and anxiety by talking to a psychiatrist.
2. The trees are shedding their leaves.
3. He shed a few tears at the farewell party.

Similar verbs

The irregular verbs in the table below have the same pattern as shed. They are:

- Verbs with similar forms in the infinitive, past simple, and past participle.
- Verbs like 'set, set, set'.

Verb Simple past Past Participle
beset beset beset
bet bet bet
broadcast broadcast broadcast
burst burst burst
bust bust/busted bust/busted
cast cast cast
cost cost cost
cut cut cut
fit fit fit
forcast forcast forcast
hit hit hit
hurt hurt hurt
input input/inputted input/inputted
knit knit/knitted knit/knitted
let let let
put put put
quit quit quit
read read read
set set set
shed shed shed
shut shut shut
slit slit slit
spit spat/spit spat/spit
split split split
spread spread spread
sublet sublet sublet
thrust thrust thrust
undercut undercut undercut
upset upset upset