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shred




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shred
     1. n. A long, narrow piece cut or torn off; a strip.
     2. n. In general, a fragment; a piece; a particle; a very small amount.
           There isn't a shred of evidence to support his claims.
     3. v. To cut or tear into narrow and long pieces or strips.
     4. v. (obsolete, transitive) To lop; to prune; to trim.
     5. v. (snowboarding) To ride aggressively.
     6. v. (bodybuilding) To drop fat and water weight before a competition.
     7. v. (music, slang) To play very fast (especially guitar solos in rock and metal genres).

Example Sentences

There, though, they were used to shred people. 
I know being a man handicaps you, but you look as though you have a shred of decency. 

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