Definition of shit verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    shit

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ʃɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪt//
     
    (taboo, slang)shat
    BrE BrE//ʃæt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃæt//
     
    and, in British English, shitted
    BrE BrE//ˈʃɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪtɪd//
     
    are also used for the past tense and past participle.
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shit
    BrE BrE//ʃɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪt//
     
    he / she / it shits
    BrE BrE//ʃɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪts//
     
    past simple shit
    BrE BrE//ʃɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪt//
     
    past participle shit
    BrE BrE//ʃɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪt//
     
    -ing form shitting
    BrE BrE//ˈʃɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] shit (something) to empty solid waste matter from the bowels A more polite way of expressing this is ‘to go to the toilet/lavatory’ (British English), ‘to go to the bathroom’ (North American English) or ‘to go’. A more formal expression is ‘to empty the bowels’.
  2. 2[transitive] shit yourself to empty solid waste matter from the bowels by accident
  3. 3[transitive] shit yourself to be very frightened
  4. Word Origin Old English scitte ‘diarrhoea’, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch schijten, German scheissen (verb). The term was originally neutral and used without vulgar connotation.