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"shred" in British English

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shrednoun

uk   /ʃred/  us   /ʃred/
  • shred noun (CUT)

[C usually plural] a very ​small, ​thinpiece that has been ​torn from something: Cut the ​radishes into shreds to ​garnish the ​plates.
in shreds
very ​badlytorn: My ​shirt was in shreds when I took it out of the ​washer.
badlydamaged: The ​report has ​left the CEO's ​reputation in shreds.

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 ​smallpieces: Shred some ​lettuce into the ​saladbowl. He shredded ​documents to get ​rid of them.

shrednoun

 us   /ʃred/
  • shred noun (SMALL AMOUNT)

[C usually sing] a very ​smallamount of something: There isn’t a shred of ​evidence to ​support her ​accusation.
  • shred noun (SMALL PIECE)

[C usually pl] a very ​smallthinpiece that has been ​cut or ​torn from something: My ​silkblouse was ​ripped to shreds in the ​washingmachine.
(Definition of shred from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"shred" in Business English

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shredverb [T]

uk   us   /ʃred/ (-dd-)
to ​cut a ​document into ​smallpieces so that it cannot be read: Ideally, you should shred all ​bankstatements and ​utilitybills 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 triza, jirón…
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

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