to shreds

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of to shreds

:into many long, thin pieces
  • The cats tore/ripped the curtain to shreds.

Word by Word Definitions

shred play shreds
  1. : a long narrow strip cut or torn off

  2. : a shredded, damaged, or ruined condition

  3. : particle, scrap

  1. : to cut off

  2. : to cut or tear into shreds

  3. : demolish


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