Pronunciation: (shred), [key]
—n., v., shred•ded or shred, shred•ding.
1. a piece cut or torn off, esp. in a narrow strip.
2. a bit; scrap: We haven't got a shred of evidence.
to cut or tear into small pieces, esp. small strips; reduce to shreds.
to be cut up, torn, etc.: The blouse had shredded.
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