Shred - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ʃred|  American pronunciation of the word shred
Brit.  |ʃred|  British pronunciation of the word shred


- a tiny or scarcely detectable amount (syn: iota, scintilla, smidgen, tittle, whit)
- a small piece of cloth or paper (syn: rag, tag, tatter)


- tear into shreds (syn: rip up, tear up)

Extra examples

The wallpaper is in shreds.

His reputation was in shreds after the arrest.

He struggled to retain a shred of his dignity.

Shred the cabbage and add it to the salad.

...shredded some cooked chicken for the soup...

The clothes were ripped to shreds and covered in blood.

Coleslaw is made with shredded cabbage.

Carlson was collecting messages, reading them, then shredding them.

A thin shred of cloud was racking across the moon's disk.

There is not a shred of evidence to support the theory.

There's not a shred of doubt (=no doubt at all) in my mind that we will win.

He does not have a shred of evidence (=none at all) to prove his claim.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: shred
he/she/it: shreds
present participle: shredding
past tense: shredded
past participle: shredded
singular: shred
plural: shreds
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