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shred

 (shrĕd)
n.
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
v.tr.
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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shred

(ʃrɛd)
n
1. a long narrow strip or fragment torn or cut off
2. a very small piece or amount; scrap
vb, shreds, shredding, shredded or shred
(tr) to tear or cut into shreds
[Old English scread; related to Old Norse skrjōthr torn-up book, Old High German scrōt cut-off piece; see scroll, shroud, screed]
ˈshredder n
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shred

(ʃrɛd)

n., v. shred•ded shred, shred•ding. n.
1. a piece cut or torn off, esp. in a narrow strip.
2. a bit; scrap: not a shred of evidence.
v.t.
3. to cut or tear into small pieces.
v.i.
4. to fragment into shreds.
[before 1000; Middle English schrede, Old English scrēade, c. Old Frisian skrēd clipping, Old Saxon skrōd, Old High German scrōt; akin to shroud]
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shred


Past participle: shred/shredded
Gerund: shredding

Imperative
shred
shred
Present
I shred
you shred
he/she/it shreds
we shred
you shred
they shred
Preterite
I shredded
you shredded
he/she/it shredded
we shredded
you shredded
they shredded
Present Continuous
I am shredding
you are shredding
he/she/it is shredding
we are shredding
you are shredding
they are shredding
Present Perfect
I have shred/shredded
you have shred/shredded
he/she/it has shred/shredded
we have shred/shredded
you have shred/shredded
they have shred/shredded
Past Continuous
I was shredding
you were shredding
he/she/it was shredding
we were shredding
you were shredding
they were shredding
Past Perfect
I had shred/shredded
you had shred/shredded
he/she/it had shred/shredded
we had shred/shredded
you had shred/shredded
they had shred/shredded
Future
I will shred
you will shred
he/she/it will shred
we will shred
you will shred
they will shred
Future Perfect
I will have shred/shredded
you will have shred/shredded
he/she/it will have shred/shredded
we will have shred/shredded
you will have shred/shredded
they will have shred/shredded
Future Continuous
I will be shredding
you will be shredding
he/she/it will be shredding
we will be shredding
you will be shredding
they will be shredding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been shredding
you have been shredding
he/she/it has been shredding
we have been shredding
you have been shredding
they have been shredding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been shredding
you will have been shredding
he/she/it will have been shredding
we will have been shredding
you will have been shredding
they will have been shredding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been shredding
you had been shredding
he/she/it had been shredding
we had been shredding
you had been shredding
they had been shredding
Conditional
I would shred
you would shred
he/she/it would shred
we would shred
you would shred
they would shred
Past Conditional
I would have shred/shredded
you would have shred/shredded
he/she/it would have shred/shredded
we would have shred/shredded
you would have shred/shredded
they would have shred/shredded
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011

shred

To cut food into slivers.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shred - a tiny or scarcely detectable amountshred - a tiny or scarcely detectable amount
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity - an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude
2.shred - a small piece of cloth or papershred - a small piece of cloth or paper  
piece of cloth, piece of material - a separate part consisting of fabric
pine-tar rag - baseball equipment consisting of a rag soaked with pine tar; used on the handle of a baseball bat to give a batter a firm grip
Verb1.shred - tear into shreds
tease - tear into pieces; "tease tissue for microscopic examinations"
rupture, tear, snap, bust - separate or cause to separate abruptly; "The rope snapped"; "tear the paper"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

shred

verb
1. tear up, rip up, cut up, mince, chop finely They may be shredding the documents.
noun
1. strip, bit, piece, scrap, fragment, rag, ribbon, snippet, sliver, tatter Cut the cabbage into fine long shreds.
2. particle, trace, scrap, grain, atom, jot, whit, iota There is not a shred of truth in this story.
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shred

noun
2. The least bit:
Informal: damn, rap.
Slang: diddly.
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Translations
قُصاصات طَويلَه رَفيعَه، أشْلاءيُمَزِّق إربا
cártrhatútržek
strimmel
darabokra tép
rífa/skera í tætlurtæta, rífa í ræmur
draskyti į skuteliuskarpyti į skuteliusskutassudraskyti į skuteliussukarpyti į skutelius
saplēst skrandās/strēmelēsskrandastrēmele
útržokzdrap
košček
limelime lime etmekparça

shred

[ʃred]
A. N [of cloth] → jirón m; [of paper] → tira f
without a shred of clothing onsin nada de ropa encima
if you had a shred of decencysi usted tuviese un mínimo de honradez
you haven't got a shred of evidenceno tienes la más mínima prueba
in shreds (lit, fig) → hecho jirones or trizas
her dress hung in shredssu vestido estaba hecho jirones or trizas
to tear sth to shreds (lit, fig) → hacer algo trizas
to tear an argument to shredshacer pedazos or trizas un argumento
the crowd will tear him to shredsla gente le hará pedazos
there isn't a shred of truth in iteso no tiene ni pizca or chispa de verdad
B. VT [+ paper] → hacer trizas, triturar; [+ food] → despedazar
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shred

[ˈʃrɛd]
n
(= small piece) [paper, meat] → petit morceau m; [fabric] → lambeau m
to rip sth to shreds [+ letter] → déchirer qch en mille morceaux; [+ fabric, clothing] → mettre qch en lambeaux; [+ meat] → déchirer qch en mille morceaux (fig) (= criticize) → démolir qch
to tear sb to shreds (= criticize) → éreinter qn
[truth, evidence] → parcelle f
vt [+ paper] → mettre en lambeaux, déchirer; [+ documents] → détruire; [+ lettuce, apple] → couper en lanières
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

shred

n (= scrap)Fetzen m; (of paper also)Schnipsel m, → Schnippel m (inf); (of vegetable, meat)Stückchen nt; (fig)Spur f; (of truth)Fünkchen nt; shred of clothStoffetzen m; not a shred of evidencekeinerlei Beweis; without a shred of clothing onsplitter(faser)nackt; to be or hang in shredszerfetzt sein; her dress hung in shredsihr Kleid hing ihr in Fetzen vom Leib; his reputation was in shredssein (guter) Ruf war ruiniert; to tear something to shredsetw total zerreißen, etw in Stücke reißen; (fig)etw verreißen; argumentetw total zerpflücken; to tear somebody to shreds (fig)keinen guten Faden an jdm lassen
vt
foodzerkleinern, schnitzeln; (= grate) carrotsraspeln; cabbagehobeln; paperzerstückeln, schnitzeln; (in shredder) → schreddern; piece of clothingzerkleinern
(= tear)in kleine Stücke reißen; (with claws) → zerfetzen
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shred

[ʃrɛd]
1. n gen pl (of cloth) → brandello; (of paper) → strisciolina (fig) (of truth, evidence) → briciolo
you haven't got a shred of evidence → non ne hai la benché minima prova
in shreds → a brandelli
to tear to shreds → fare a brandelli (fig) (argument) → demolire
2. vt (paper) → stracciare, strappare; (mechanically) → trinciare; (food, with grater) → grattugiare; (with knife) → tagliuzzare, sminuzzare
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

shred

(ʃred) noun
a long, narrow strip (especially very small) torn or cut off. The lion tore his coat to shreds; a tiny shred of material.
verbpast tense, past participle ˈshredded
to cut or tear into shreds. to shred paper.
shredder noun
a machine that shreds paper. a paper shredder.
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References in classic literature ?
There were dreadful lacerations; the skin was torn in strips and shreds.
And as I strive to body forth the tale Of all I suffer, all that thou hast done, Forth shall the dread voice roll, and bear along Shreds from my vitals torn for greater pain.
True, from the unmarred dead body of the whale, you may scrape off with your hand an infinitely thin, transparent substance, somewhat resembling the thinnest shreds of isinglass, only it is almost as flexible and soft as satin; that is, previous to being dried, when it not only contracts and thickens, but becomes rather hard and brittle.
But this encompassment of her own characterization, based on shreds of convention, peopled by phantoms and voices antipathetic to her, was a sorry and mistaken creation of Tess's fancy--a cloud of moral hobgoblins by which she was terrified without reason.
Greatest mathematical distance of all was that between Captain Duncan's mind and the mind of an astronomer who charted the heavens and navigated a thousand million miles away among the stars and who tossed, a mere morsel of his mathematical knowledge, the few shreds of information to Captain Duncan that enabled him to know from day to day the place of the Makambo on the sea.
His coat had been torn to shreds in a scuffle, and his hat was gone.
It was not yet dark, and in the lingering twilight he groped about among the rocks for shreds of dry moss.
Out of the hood hung lank shreds of brown, at which the hungry birds pecked and tore.
It was littered with scraps of carrot, shreds of green stuff, and indescribable filth.
We saw the damp, dismal cells in which two of Dumas' heroes passed their confinement--heroes of "Monte Cristo." It was here that the brave Abbe wrote a book with his own blood, with a pen made of a piece of iron hoop, and by the light of a lamp made out of shreds of cloth soaked in grease obtained from his food; and then dug through the thick wall with some trifling instrument which he wrought himself out of a stray piece of iron or table cutlery and freed Dantes from his chains.
The tiger was now upon the bull's broad back, clinging to the huge neck with powerful fangs while its long, strong talons ripped the heavy hide into shreds and ribbons.
My clothes are worn to shreds. Tomorrow I shall discard them for leopard-skins which I have tanned and sewn into a garment strong and warm.