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English definition of “shred”

shred

noun (CUT)    /ʃred/
[C usually plural] a very small, thin piece that has been torn from something: Cut the radishes into shreds to garnish the platesWords meaning small pieces and amounts in shreds very badly torn: My shirt was in shreds when I took it out of the washer.Tearing and breaking into pieces badly damaged: The report has left the prison governor's reputation in shreds.In bad condition
(Definition of shred noun (CUT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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