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English definition of “shred”


verb [T]  /ʃred/ (-dd-) us  

shred verb [T] (CUT)

to cut or tear something into small pieces: Shred some lettuce into the salad bowl. He shredded documents to get rid of them.


noun  /ʃred/ us  

shred noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

[C usually sing] a very small amount of something: There isn’t a shred of evidence to support her accusation.

shred noun (SMALL PIECE)

[C usually pl] a very small thin piece that has been cut or torn from something: My silk blouse was ripped to shreds in the washing machine.
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