verb (used with object), shred·ded or shred, shred·ding.
verb (used without object), shred·ded or shred, shred·ding.
Origin of shred
Examples from the Web for shred
Online diagnoses are delivered hyperbolically and without a shred of bedside manner.Strangers Diagnose Your Illness and Get Cash in Return|Kevin Zawacki|August 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Chris McDaniel is now saying the “election was stolen” without providing a shred of evidence.
As the sentences were read out, any shred of optimism evaporated.Egyptian Court Hands Down Stiff Sentences for Al-Jazeera Journalists|Jesse Rosenfeld|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The massacre has been transformed, without a shred of proof or evidence, into a shady skirmish in a murky secret war.
In 2011, without a shred of proof, he alleged that the Muslim Brotherhood had “infiltrated every level of our government.”
One hinge was torn loose and the other held only by a shred of metal.Deathworld|Harry Harrison
Karaki doled it out by moistening a shred of coconut husk and giving Pellett the shred to suck.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
Dan's shred of Latin had grown rustier than the oldest iron in his stock, but was not yet utterly worn away.Strangers at Lisconnel|Barlow Jane
For on the inside of the lacquer he found a shred of reddish wood fibre.The Case of The Pool of Blood in the Pastor's Study|Grace Isabel Colbron and Augusta Groner
A hunter was reaching to snatch a shred of half-cooked meat when a woman of the tribe gave a scream that was shrill with fear.Astounding Stories, May, 1931|Various
British Dictionary definitions for shred
verb shreds, shredding, shredded or shred
Word Origin for shred
Word Origin and History for shred (1 of 2)
Old English screade "piece cut off, cutting, scrap," from West Germanic *skrauth- (cf. Old Frisian skred "a cutting, clipping," Middle Dutch schroode "shred," Middle Low German schrot "piece cut off," Old High German scrot, "scrap, shred, a cutting, piece cut off," German Schrot ""log, block, small shot"," Old Norse skrydda "shriveled skin"), from PIE *skreu- "to cut; cutting tool," extension of root *(s)ker- (1) "to cut" (see shear (v.)).