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"shred" in British English

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shrednoun

uk   /ʃred/ us   /ʃred/

shredverb [T]

uk   /ʃred/ us   /ʃred/ -dd-
(Definition of shred from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"shred" in American English

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shredverb [T]

us   /ʃred/ -dd-
  • 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.

shrednoun

us   /ʃred/
  • 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.
(Definition of shred from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shred" in Business English

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shredverb [T]

uk   /ʃred/ us   -dd-
to cut a document into small pieces so that it cannot be read: Ideally, you should shred all bank statements and utility bills after you have finished with them.
(Definition of shred from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “shred”
in Korean 가는 조각…
in Arabic قِطْعة صَغيرة…
in Malaysian carikan, cebisan…
in French lambeau…
in Russian клочок…
in Chinese (Traditional) 少量, 極少量,微量…
in Italian brandello, pezzetto…
in Turkish parça, lime, dilim…
in Polish strzęp…
in Spanish tira, jirón, cortar en tiras finas…
in Vietnamese miếng nhỏ…
in Portuguese tira…
in Thai ชิ้นเล็กชิ้นน้อย…
in German der Fetzen…
in Catalan tira, parrac…
in Japanese 破片, 断片…
in Chinese (Simplified) 少量, 极少量,微量…
in Indonesian carikan, robekan, cabikan…
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“shred” in British English

Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
Avoiding common errors with the word enough.
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by Liz Walter Enough is a very common word, but it is easy to make mistakes with it. You need to be careful about its position in a sentence, and the prepositions or verb patterns that come after it. I’ll start with the position of enough in the sentence. When we use it with a noun,

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