shred

Definitions of shred
1

n a small piece of cloth or paper

Synonyms:
rag, tag, tag end, tatter
Types:
pine-tar rag
baseball equipment consisting of a rag soaked with pine tar; used on the handle of a baseball bat to give a batter a firm grip
Type of:
piece of cloth, piece of material
a separate part consisting of fabric

n a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

Synonyms:
iota, scintilla, smidge, smidgen, smidgeon, smidgin, tittle, whit
Type of:
small indefinite amount, small indefinite quantity
an indefinite quantity that is below average size or magnitude

v tear into shreds

Synonyms:
rip up, tear up
Types:
tease
tear into pieces
Type of:
bust, rupture, snap, tear
separate or cause to separate abruptly

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