It began shedding parts as wantonly as the Mir space station.
When a woman stops using oral contraceptives, her hair may begin shedding 2 or 3 months later.
Starting about 20 years ago, evangelical Christians began shedding their traditional aversion to political activism.
Economists fear the number may increase sevenfold when enterprises begin shedding redundant workers.
As he walked down the tunnel, he began shedding his clothes.
Many people find they have less appetite and that, to their delight, they begin shedding flab.
After the disappointment of 1994, Expos management began shedding its key players, and the team's fan support dwindled.
With "The Real Thing" in 1981 he began shedding more of his inhibitions.
Public Service, meanwhile, will begin shedding its international investments in order to pave the way for the new company's domestic focus.
This time, companies began shedding factory jobs 18 months before the recession began.