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shred

  

      n  
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.  
usu pl  
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   (=scrap)  
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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shrewd, shed, shrewdly, shrew

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