Definition of 'shred'

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Use a couple of forks to pull the lamb meat into shreds. Times, Sunday Times (2013)His own party would tear him to shreds and rightly so. The Sun (2014)They had not a shred of evidence. The Sun (2013)Shred then finely chop the lime leaves and mix with the dill. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Crush or tear into shreds to release more of their aroma. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The main hole in this theory is that there is not one shred of evidence. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Make a pile of mint leaves and shred finely. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Shred the meat with a couple of forks. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It seems there is not one shred of scientific evidence to support any of these treatments. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Shred the meat then return it to the casserole dish with the beans. Times, Sunday Times (2014)But in this case there was not one shred of evidence. The Sun (2008)Sometimes it takes just one small blunder to shred the brittle bonds that hold a social circle together. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Tear the chicken off bones and skin and shred into bite-size pieces. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Cut the remaining ginger into thin discs, then slice these across so they form fine shreds. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Leave to cool, then remove the meat from the bone and shred into small pieces. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Discard any sinew and bones, and shred any large pieces of meat with a fork. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Experts claim writedowns on commercial properties will tear a shred through quarterly results next Monday. The Sun (2009)Strip the meat from the bones into a bowl and shred finely, using two forks. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Cut the lettuce in half, then roughly shred or tear the leaves into a serving bowl. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Peel the skin then finely shred the flesh using 2 forks. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Cut skin and fat from the hams, pull meat off the bone and cut up or shred into pieces. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You can pull the meat off the bone and shred it into smaller pieces to add to the soup at the end, if you prefer. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Strain, reserving the stock, then shred the chicken pieces and discard the vegetables and spices. The Sun (2013)

Synonyms of 'shred'

tear up, rip up, cut up, mince

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Translations for 'shred'

British English: shred 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.
  • American English: shred
  • Brazilian Portuguese: picar
  • Chinese: 切碎
  • European Spanish: triturar
  • French: déchiqueter
  • German: schreddern
  • Italian: tagliare a striscioline
  • Japanese: 細長く切る
  • Korean: 갈가리 찢다
  • European Portuguese: picar
  • Spanish: cortar en tiras
British English: shred NOUN
If you cut or tear food or paper into shreds, you cut or tear it into small, narrow pieces.
Cut the cabbage into fine long shreds.
  • American English: shred
  • Brazilian Portuguese: tira
  • Chinese: 碎片
  • European Spanish: triza
  • French: lanière
  • German: Stück
  • Italian: strisciolina
  • Japanese: 細長く切ったもの
  • Korean: 조각
  • European Portuguese: tira
  • Spanish: tira


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