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shred

noun

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shred

verb

Synonyms of shred (Entry 2 of 2)

to cause (something) to separate into jagged pieces by violently pulling at it
  • shredded some cooked chicken for the soup

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The first known use of shred was before the 12th century

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“Shred.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/shred. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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