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

 

shin

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ʃɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪn//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shin
BrE BrE//ʃɪn//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪn//
 
he / she / it shins
BrE BrE//ʃɪnz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪnz//
 
past simple shinned
BrE BrE//ʃɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪnd//
 
past participle shinned
BrE BrE//ʃɪnd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪnd//
 
-ing form shinning
BrE BrE//ˈʃɪnɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪnɪŋ//
 
 
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(shinning, shinned) (British English) (North American English shinny) Word Origin Old English scinu, probably from a Germanic base meaning ‘narrow or thin piece’; related to German Schiene ‘thin plate’ and Dutch scheen. The verb was originally in nautical use (early 19th cent.). Phrasal Verbsshin down something