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Definition of shred verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

shred

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ʃred//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃred//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they shred
BrE BrE//ʃred//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃred//
 
he / she / it shreds
BrE BrE//ʃredz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃredz//
 
past simple shredded
BrE BrE//ˈʃredɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃredɪd//
 
past participle shredded
BrE BrE//ˈʃredɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃredɪd//
 
-ing form shredding
BrE BrE//ˈʃredɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃredɪŋ//
 
 
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(shredding, shredded) shred something to cut or tear something into small pieces Serve the fish on a bed of shredded lettuce. He was accused of shredding documents relating to the case (= putting them in a shredder). Shred the lettuce leaves finely. More Like This Consonant-doubling verbs bob, club, dub, grab, rub, sob, throb kid, nod, pad, plod, prod, shred, skid, thud beg, blog, bug, drag, drug, flag, hug, jog, log, mug, nag, plug bar, confer, infer, occur, prefer, refer, star, stir, transfer acquit, admit, allot, chat, clot, commit, jut, knit, pat, regret, rot, spot, submit (in British English:) appal, cancel, channel, control, counsel, enrol, equal, excel, fuel, fulfil, label, level, marvel, model, pedal, quarrel, signal, travelSee worksheet. Word Origin late Old English scrēad ‘piece cut off’, scrēadian ‘trim, prune’, of West Germanic origin; related to shroud.
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