Definición de shred en inglés:

shred

Saltos de línea: shred
Pronunciación: /ʃrɛd
 
/

sustantivo

(usually shreds)
  • 1A strip of material, such as paper, cloth, or food, that has been torn, cut, or scraped from something larger: her dress was torn to shreds
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • Her heart ached as the coldness gripped her and tore the dress to pieces, only shreds of innocent cloth lingering between her forsaken fingers.
    • The waves fling themselves at my feet, water torn to shreds - white ribbons thrown across the rocks.
    • Rick curled his lip in disgust, slumped in a corner a body, torn to shreds by shrapnel and bullet wounds.
    Sinónimos
    tatter, scrap, strip, ribbon, rag, snippet, snip, remnant, fragment, sliver, splinter, chip, bit, tiny bit, piece, tiny piece, wisp
  • 1.1 [often with negative] A very small amount: we have not a shred of evidence to go on
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • There is hardly a shred of human feeling or emotion in anything he does or believes in (aside from the numerous internal political battles he has engaged in to get to where he is today).
    • Mortified by the embarrassment of this mistaken identity, I log off and retire to bed early to consider whether there's any possible way to turn this ridiculous situation around with a shred of dignity.
    • Idi's out of a coma, possibly blind, possibly brain-damaged, certainly in intense discomfort from renal failure, and without a shred of human dignity.
    Sinónimos
    scrap, bit, tiny amount, speck, iota, particle, ounce, whit, jot, atom, molecule, crumb, morsel, fragment, grain, drop, hint, touch, trace, suggestion, whisper, suspicion, scintilla, spot, mite, tittle, jot or tittle, modicum; Irish stim
    informal smidgen, smidge

verbo (shreds, shredding, shredded)

Volver al principio  
  • 1 [with object] Tear or cut into shreds.
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • The tender inside leaves can be shredded finely for tasty salads and braised red cabbage is fantastic.
    • I looked closer and it ended up being that half the fan belt had shredded itself and torn off.
    • The cabbage was shredded and packed in layers with salt, juniper and barberries, pepper, and spices.
    Sinónimos
    chop finely, cut up, tear up, rip up, grate, rub into pieces, mince, mangle, chew, macerate, grind, granulate, pulverize
  • 1.1Reduce documents to unreadable strips by feeding them into a shredder: executives have shredded key documents
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • They took my identification papers and started to shred them.
    • Shred all important papers especially anything with names or banking information on it.
    • Statements and related receipts being discarded after the retention period should be shredded or otherwise destroyed.
  • 2 [no object] (usually as noun shredding) Play a very fast, intricate style of rock lead guitar: we want to hear everything from country and western to blisteringly fast guitar shredding
    Más ejemplos en oraciones
    • The rest blends together into an indistinct mass of guitar and vocal shredding.
    • Screaming and shredding are cathartic, yes, but nothing says sensitive like an acoustic guitar.
    • Unfortunately, the eviscerated shredding he applies in "Hallelujah!" engages initially for its novelty, but grows tiresome over repeated listenings.

Frases

in shreds

Very badly damaged; destroyed or ruined: my reputation will be in shreds
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • All over England, removal vans are probably circling, followed by weeping homeless persons, their hopes in shreds.
  • A French cabinet minister once branded him a " personality in shreds ".
  • Smoked duck breast from Ilan County is cut in shreds.

tear someone/thing to shreds

informal Criticize someone or something aggressively: a defence counsel would tear his evidence to shreds
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • In all the years I have attended, I have never seen a lecturer torn to pieces like that.
  • For Kierkegaard, the god torn to pieces is Christ, a transcendent God who has come down into the world.
  • All because of a bold and sporty declaration by Sobers for which he was torn to pieces by the press.

Origen

late Old English scrēad 'piece cut off', scrēadian 'trim, prune', of West Germanic origin; related to shroud.

Más definiciones de shred 

Definición de shred en: 

Obtener más de Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribirse para eliminar anuncios y acceder a los recursos premium

Palabra del día coloratura
Pronunciación: ˌkɒlərəˈtjʊərə
noun
elaborate ornamentation of a vocal melody