• (British, America) IPA: /ʃɹɛd/

shred (plural shreds)

  1. A long, narrow piece cut or torn off; a strip.
    • 1626, Francis Bacon, Sylva Sylvarum, Or, A Naturall Historie: In Ten Centuries
      shreds of tanned leather
  2. In general, a fragment; a piece; a particle; a very small amount.
    There isn't a shred of evidence to support his claims.
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  • French: lambeau
  • Russian: лоску́т
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shred (shreds, present participle shredding; past shredded, past participle shredded)

  1. To cut or tear into narrow and long pieces or strips.
  2. To reduce by a large percentage.
  3. (obsolete, transitive) To lop; to prune; to trim.
  4. (snowboarding) To ride aggressively.
  5. (bodybuilding) To drop fat and water weight before a competition.
  6. (music, slang) To play very fast (especially guitar solos in rock and metal genres).
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