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1. A long irregular strip that is cut or torn off.
2. A small amount; a particle: not a shred of evidence.
v. shred·ded or shred, shred·ding, shreds
a. To cut or tear into shreds.
b. To use a mechanical shredder to shred (paper documents, for example).
v.intr. Slang
1. To make a series of quick turns on a wave or snow, for example, when riding a board such as a surfboard or snowboard.
2. To play fast solos accompanied by special techniques on the electric guitar.

[Middle English shrede, from Old English scrēade.]
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has acquired of a majority stake in Canada-based Shred-Tech Corp., a leader in the design and manufacture of mobile and stationary shredding equipment for the document destruction and recycling industries, the company said.
Shredding will be accepted until the trucks reach capacity.
TOPWOOD Ltd has launched its new shredding facility on Wrexham Industrial Estate.
The manpower employed by him for shredding used to mix the caps of the bottles with the shredded bottles which affected the end product.
Former Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II did not order the shredding of papers prior to the change of leadership at the department, initial findings of the Department of Justice showed.
If any shredding was done, I know nothing about it,' said Aguirre.
Former Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II on Monday, April 16, has denied allegations he has been involved in the shredding of any documents at the Department of Justice (DOJ), calling the news report as "downright malicious."
Legal Shred has rapidly grown into one of the largest independent shredding companies, servicing Florida, New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Massachusetts.
The sorting, verification and shredding of the notes is already underway at three centres in the state - Fort, in Mumbai, Belapur and Nagpur.
said that it has signed an agreement to acquire Iron Mountain's (NYSE: IRM) international secure shredding business in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Australia.
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