Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The act of tearing or cutting into shreds; also, the act of pruning or clipping.
  • noun That which is shred; a ragged strip; a fragment; a scrap.
  • noun plural In carpentry, short, light pieces of timber fixed as bearers below a roof, forming a straight line with the upper side of the rafters. Also called furrings.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun The act of cutting or tearing into shreds.
  • noun That which is cut or torn off; a piece.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable A style of very fast and very complex guitar playing.
  • noun The act of cutting or tearing into shreds.
  • noun That which is cut or torn off; a piece.
  • verb Present participle of shred.

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Examples

  • Like Degaussing, physical shredding is typically carried out by external service providers.

    Free tool lets you “shred” your data | Sync Blog

  • LEWISTON, Maine (AP) A preacher led a group in shredding copies of Harry Potter books on the eve of the release of the movie “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets.”

    Preacher Leads ‘Harry’ Shredding

  • Tom Jacobs, MedHQ president, said he called his shredding company (he declined to name it), but no one there claimed responsibility.

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  • Tom Jacobs, MedHQ president, said he called his shredding company (he declined to name it), but no one there claimed responsibility.

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  • It will be interesting to see how much back paddling and document shredding occurs when the real investigations begin into Obama's administration after he is booted in 2012.

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  • Even before the superdiscounting of couture, Chanel, for one, decided it would rather their clothes meet a more respectable demise – if you can call shredding them respectable.

    A Dior Dress at $6,000 Discount: Chic Scavengers Hit Bargain Bins

  • We already had XML data inserted into a SQL Server 2008 R2 database however we were getting below error when retrieving also called shredding values from the XML data.

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  • Attorneys for Raffanello and Perraud contend that no crime was committed because the records in question were duplicated in electronic form and that the shredding was a normal part of Stanford's everyday business.

    The Herald | HeraldOnline.com - Front

  • Attorneys for Raffanello and Perraud contend that no crime was committed because the records in question were duplicated in electronic form and that the shredding was a normal part of Stanford's everyday business.

    The Herald | HeraldOnline.com - Front

  • Attorneys for Raffanello and Perraud contend that no crime was committed because the records in question were duplicated in electronic form and that the shredding was a normal part of Stanford's everyday business.

    The Herald | HeraldOnline.com - Front

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  • We used to do this a lot at my dad's office.

    September 15, 2012