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shred

noun uk   /ʃred/ us  

shred noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

[S] a very small amount of something: There's still a shred of hope that a peace agreement can be reached. There isn't a shred of evidence to support her accusation.

shred noun (CUT)

[C usually plural] a very small, thin piece that has been torn from something: Cut the radishes into shreds to garnish the platesin shreds very badly torn: My shirt was in shreds when I took it out of the washer. badly damaged: The report has left the prison governor's reputation in shreds.

shred

verb [T] uk   /ʃred/ (-dd-) us  
to cut or tear something roughly into thin strips: Shred the lettuce and arrange it around the edge of the dish. shredded carrot/paper to destroy a document by tearing it into strips, especially in a machine: He ordered his secretary to shred important documents when government inspectors started investigating his business affairs.
Translations of “shred”
in Korean 가는 조각…
in Arabic قِطْعة صَغيرة…
in French lambeau…
in Turkish parça, lime, dilim…
in Italian brandello, pezzetto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 少量, 極少量,微量…
in Russian клочок…
in Polish strzęp…
in Spanish triza, jirón…
in Portuguese tira…
in German der Fetzen…
in Catalan tira, parrac…
in Japanese 破片, 断片…
in Chinese (Simplified) 少量, 极少量,微量…
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