Shredding
Shred Shred, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Shred} or {Shredded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Shredding}.] [OE. shreden, schreden, AS. scre['a]dian; akin to OD. schrooden, OHG. scr?tan, G. schroten. See {Shred}, n.] 1. To cut or tear into small pieces, particularly narrow and long pieces, as of cloth or leather. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

2. To lop; to prune; to trim. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]


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  • shredding — shred·ding …   English syllables

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