shred - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ʃred/
singularshred
pluralshreds
  1. 1
    [usually plural] a long thin piece that was cut or torn from something
    shred of:

    shreds of newspaper

  2. 2
    [often singular] a very small amount of something
    (not) a shred of something:

    There’s not a shred of evidence to support his claim.