woodshed

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wood·shed

 (wo͝od′shĕd′)
n.
A shed in which firewood is stored.
intr.v. wood·shed·ded, wood·shed·ding, wood·sheds Slang
To practice on a musical instrument.
Idioms:
take (someone) to the woodshed
To reprimand or punish (someone).
trip to the woodshed
An instance of being reprimanded or punished.

woodshed

(ˈwʊdˌʃɛd)
n
(Building) a small outbuilding where firewood, garden tools, etc, are stored

wood•shed

(ˈwʊdˌʃɛd)

n., v. -shed•ded, -shed•ding. n.
1. a shed for storing wood for fuel.
v.i.
2. Informal. to practice a musical instrument assiduously and with a specific goal in mind: He's woodshedding for next week's show.
[1835–45]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.woodshed - a shed for storing firewood or garden tools
shed - an outbuilding with a single story; used for shelter or storage
Translations

woodshed

[ˈwʊdʃed] Nleñera f

woodshed

[ˈwʊdʃɛd] nhangar m à boiswood stove woodstove [ˈwʊdstəʊv] (US) npoêle m à bois

woodshed

[ˈwʊdˌʃɛd] nlegnaia
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