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Etymology

Old English screade.

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Verb

Infinitive
to shred

Third person singular
shred

Simple past
ed

Past participle
-

Present participle
d

to shred (third-person singular simple present shred, present participle d, simple past and past participle ed)
  1. To cut or tear into narrow and long pieces or strips.
    • 1902, William Carew Hazlitt, Old Cookery Books and Ancient Cuisine,  
      Take a little grated bread, some beef-suet, yolks of hard eggs, three anchovies, a bit of an onion, salt and pepper, thyme and winter-savoury, twelve oysters, some nutmeg grated; mix all these together, and shred them very fine, and work them up with raw eggs like a paste, ...
  2. (snowboarding) To ride aggressively.
  3. (bodybuilding) To drop fat and water weight before a competition.

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Noun

Singular
shred

Plural
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  1. A long, narrow piece cut or torn off; a strip.
  2. In general, a fragment; a piece; a particle.
  3. (McDonald's lingo) Shredded lettuce.

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