Meaning of shred

shred

Pronunciation: (shred), [key]
— n., v., shred•ded shred, shred•ding.
—n.
  1. a piece cut or torn off, esp. in a narrow strip.
  2. a bit; scrap: We haven't got a shred of evidence.
—v.t.
  1. to cut or tear into small pieces, esp. small strips; reduce to shreds.
—v.i.
  1. to be cut up, torn, etc.: The blouse had shredded.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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