shred has definitions from the field of clothing
[ noun ] a tiny or scarcely detectable amount

Used in print

(J. H. Hexter, "Thomas More: On the Margins...)

In a like sense whatever bits or shreds of previous conceptions one may find in it , Utopian communism remains , as an integral whole , original - a new thing .

(Leon Uris, Mila 8....)

Perhaps - perhaps - there is a shred of conscience left in the human_race .

(Whit Masterson, Evil Come, Evil Go....)

The act , cut to shreds and hastily patched together during the afternoon , had not been rehearsed sufficiently by anyone .

[ verb ] tear into shreds


rip_up tear_up

Used in print

(Chicago Daily Tribune...)

That_is , when Mr._Milstein thrust straight to the core of the music , sparks flying , bow shredding , violin singing , glittering and sometimes spitting , Mr._Hendl could go_along .

Related terms

tear tease shredder

[ noun ] (clothing) a small piece of cloth


rag tatter tag_end tag