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shred

shred

 
 
pronunciation:
shred
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb & intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a long strip that is torn or cut off, or nearly torn off.
a shred of clotha dress in shreds
synonyms:
rag, ribbon, tatter
definition 2: a very tiny amount; scrap.
If you had a shred of decency, you would apologize.
synonyms:
grain, iota, modicum, molecule, scintilla, scrap, trace
similar words:
crumb, lick, particle, rag
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part of speech: transitive verb & intransitive verb
inflections: shred, shredded, shredding, shreds
definition: to cut or tear, or be cut or torn, to shreds.
Shred some lettuce for the salad.The cloth shredded in the wash.
synonyms:
tatter, tear
similar words:
chew, fray, grate
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