1 bit, fragment, piece, rag, ribbon, scrap, sliver, snippet, tatter
2 (figurative) atom, grain, iota, jot, particle, scrap, trace, whit
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shred ( shreds plural & 3rd person present) ( shredding present participle) ( shredded past tense & past participle )
1 verb If you shred something such as food or paper, you cut it or tear it into very small, narrow pieces.
They may be shredding documents... V n
Finely shred the carrots, cabbage and cored apples. V n
2 n-count If you cut or tear food or paper intoshreds, you cut or tear it into small, narrow pieces.
Cut the cabbage into fine long shreds.
3 n-count If there is not a shredof something, there is not even a small amount of it.
N of n, usu with brd-neg
He said there was not a shred of evidence to support such remarks..., There is not a shred of truth in the story...
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