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shred(
shrehd
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (torn piece)
a. la tira
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
We recycled the shreds of paper we didn't use for the project.Reciclamos las tiras de papel que no usamos para el proyecto.
b. el jirón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
(cloth)
My dog looked at me innocently next to my gloves which were in shreds.Mi perro me miraba con cara de inocente al lado de mis guantes que estaban hechos jirones.
c. el trozo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The tailor cleaned up all the shreds of cloth that were on the floor.El sastre recogió todos los trozos de tela que estaban en el suelo.
d. la triza
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Cinderella's stepsisters tore her dress to shreds.Las hermanastras de la Cenicienta hicieron trizas su vestido.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(small amount)
a. la pizca
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
There wasn't even a shred of truth to their allegations.No había ni pizca de verdad en sus acusaciones.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
3. (to destroy)
a. triturar
We shred any documents older than seven years.Trituramos cualquier documento de más de siete años.
b. hacer tiras
Let's shred this version of the contract and use the updated one.Vamos a hacer tiras esta versión del contrato y usar la actualizada.
c. destruir
The senator's aides managed to shred the financial records before the inspectors arrived.Los ayudantes del senador consiguieron destruir los registros financieros antes de que llegaran los inspectores.
4. (culinary)
a. cortar en tiras
Shred the pork, and then add the barbecue sauce.Corta el cerdo en tiras, y después incorpora la salsa barbacoa.
b. rallar (with a grater)
I'm going to shred the cabbage for the soup.Voy a rallar la col para la sopa.
c. cortar en juliana
Would you shred the carrots for the salad?¿Cortarías las zanahorias en juliana para la ensalada?
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shred
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el jirón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
in shredshecho(a) jirones
2. (also fig)
a.
to tear something to shredshacer trizas algo
3. (fig)
a.
there isn't a shred of evidenceno hay ni rastro de pruebas
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
4. (documents)
a. hacer tiras, triturar
5. (food)
a. cortar en tiras
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shred [ʃred]
noun
[of cloth] jirón (m); [of paper] tira (f)
of truth, evidence
without a shred of clothing on sin nada de ropa encima
if you had a shred of decency si usted tuviese un mínimo de honradez
you haven't got a shred of evidence no tienes la más mínima prueba
in shreds hecho jirones or trizas
her dress hung in shreds su vestido estaba hecho jirones or trizas
to tear sth to shreds hacer algo trizas
to tear an argument to shreds hacer pedazos or trizas un argumento; the crowd will tear him to shreds la gente le hará pedazos
there isn't a shred of truth in it eso no tiene ni pizca or chispa de verdad
transitive verb
[+paper] hacer trizas; triturar; [+food] despedazar;
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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