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
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