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shred

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noun \ˈshred, especially Southern ˈsred\

Definition of shred

  1. 1a :  a long narrow strip cut or torn offb shreds plural :  a shredded, damaged, or ruined condition a reputation torn to shreds

  2. 2 :  particle, scrap not a shred of evidence

Examples of shred in a Sentence

  1. The wallpaper is in shreds.

  2. His reputation was in shreds after the arrest.

  3. He struggled to retain a shred of his dignity.

Origin and Etymology of shred

Middle English shrede, from Old English scrēade; akin to Old High German scrōt piece cut off


First Known Use: before 12th century


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shred

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Definition of shred

shredded

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shredding

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 archaic :  to cut off

  3. 2 :  to cut or tear into shreds shredded the documents

  4. 3 :  demolish 2 sharp lawyers shredding hapless witnesses — Charles Krauthammer

  5. intransitive verb
  6. :  to come apart in or break up into shreds

shredder

noun

Examples of shred in a Sentence

  1. Shred the cabbage and add it to the salad.

  2. shredded some cooked chicken for the soup

Before 12th Century

First Known Use of shred

before 12th century



SHRED Defined for English Language Learners

shred

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noun

Definition of shred for English Language Learners

  • : a long, thin piece cut or torn off of something

  • shreds : a completely ruined condition

  • : a very small amount of something

shred

verb

Definition of shred for English Language Learners

  • : to cut or tear (something) into long, thin pieces


SHRED Defined for Kids

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shred

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noun \ˈshred\

Definition of shred for Students

  1. 1 :  a long narrow piece torn or cut off :  strip shreds of cloth

  2. 2 :  a small amount :  bit There is not a shred of evidence.


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shred

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Definition of shred for Students

shredded

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shredding

  1. :  to cut or tear into small pieces



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