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Definition of "shred" []

  • A long irregular strip that is cut or torn off. (noun)
  • A small amount; a particle: not a shred of evidence. (noun)
  • To cut or tear into shreds. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "shred" in a sentence
  • "Stick a few receipts on the inside, and then shred from the folded end first."
  • "As they wrap themselves in the Constitution they mean to shred, that is the self-evident Truth the Tea/GOP Party ultimately cannot face."
  • "I just bought the 30 day shred, which is just 20 minutes of intense craziness, and am having troubles fitting it in, but 4 minutes there will be no excuse now, damn!"