Origin of shredding
Definition for shredding (2 of 2)
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 shredding
Last month he stepped on a police stun grenade as it blew up, shredding his clothes and fracturing ribs.
Unlike a lot of young musicians, you never wanted to be the shredding lead guitarist type.Interview: T Bone Burnett, the Coen Brothers’ Music Guru|Andrew Romano|December 13, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Liberals often inject racism, economic inequality, and the shredding of social safety nets as the root.David's Book Club: From Family Collapse to America's Decline|Bryce McNitt|April 11, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Over the next decade and a half, she became increasingly obsessed with shredding her image.
Seconds later, a thousand-pound bomb cooked off, obliterating the firefighters, blowing you back, and shredding your plane.
The itching is relieved by an action similar to that of shredding a coconut.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
The rain had ceased; the clouds were lightening and shredding out to sea when we arrived.Where the Pavement Ends|John Russell
Oh, deliver me from prolonged martyrdom, from shredding of flesh fibre by fibre Let the end come speedily and then—rest.The Mystery of the Lost Dauphin|Emilia Pardo Bazn
Mirabelle entered deliberately, passing before him into the salon, and shredding a little note in her slender fingers.The Transgression of Andrew Vane|Guy Wetmore Carryl
The faint spectral trees, dimly glimpsed through the shredding fog, were very pretty things to see.Life On The Mississippi, Complete|Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
British Dictionary definitions for shredding
verb shreds, shredding, shredded or shred
Word Origin for shred
Word Origin and History for shredding (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.)).