Definition of shredded in English:



  • 1Torn or cut into shreds.

    ‘shredded paper’
    with submodifier ‘finely shredded cabbage’
    • ‘Place the chicken strips over two cups of chopped romaine lettuce and top, with two tablespoons of shredded carrots and two tablespoons of fat-free Caesar dressing.’
    • ‘Chop the chilli finely, removing the seeds if you wish (leaving them in will make it hotter) and add it to the dressing with most of the finely shredded mint (and coriander) leaves.’
    • ‘Guests were treated to white seaweed with crabmeat soup, jellyfish with shredded chicken salad, beef kebab with rice vermicelli, roasted duck in tamarind sauce, and, finally, fried rice with asparagus and ham.’
    • ‘Denim has come to us in many variations and styles in the past few decades, from dark and acid wash, to holey and shredded.’
    • ‘Staff and children alike reused paper, photocopied on both sides and shredded waste paper.’
    • ‘You can put shredded paper in the recycling bin.’
    • ‘The painting, here and there, was sadly faded and stained and shredded.’
    • ‘Mix in the shredded ham and heat until piping hot.’
    • ‘We also tried a large plate of baked mushrooms with butter, served on a bed of shredded carrot and cabbage, which were tasty.’
    • ‘The shredded documents may well have contained such proof.’
    • ‘Growth of shredded cheese sales is also a direct result of consumers' willingness to pay a little extra for convenience.’
    • ‘Latke is shredded squash, mixed lightly with a couple of eggs and flour.’
    • ‘When I worked as a stagehand on TV shows it was shredded polyethylene film.’
    • ‘The chicken itself had little flavour, but the sliced and shredded vegetables were deliciously tasty, and one by one the various flavours in the curry sauce began to reveal themselves.’
    • ‘The finely shredded meat was gently molded with some spring asparagus and peas, all barely held together with jellied beef stock that was light.’
    • ‘Also, the more chopped or shredded your ingredients are, the easier it will be for the microorganisms to break down the ingredients into compost.’
    • ‘Organic mulches, such as wood chips, shredded bark, or other plant residues, can be applied to weed-free soil soon after planting.’
    • ‘If you live near an office, perhaps you could ask them if you could recycle their shredded paper.’
    • ‘Another option is to add shredded bacon, or bacon pieces, to the pot at step three and let that cook along with the onions.’
    • ‘Remove from oven and sprinkle top with shredded coconut.’
  • 2informal Having well-defined or well-developed muscles; muscular.

    ‘a step-by-step plan that will help you achieve shredded abs in as little as 76 workouts’
    ‘Prince looked awesome—he was totally shredded’
    • ‘The winner was John Lee, who was very cut, with shredded legs and superb calves.’
    • ‘Being able to show off a shredded six-pack demands not only a lot of hard work, but a well-planned diet and training program as well.’
    • ‘Dave's body was now a shredded 235-pound testament to fevered training.’
    • ‘One of the striking things that stand out with gymnasts are their amazing arms and shoulders ... even the guy who finished 30th at Nationals was ripped with each and every nuance of the deltoids, triceps and biceps shredded.’
    • ‘Don't just go through the motions when training in the gym, but try to train with the same intensity as you did when training for that shredded six-pack.’
    • ‘It seems those requests have gone virtually unheeded in subsequent years, since hard, shredded bodies have been rewarded with top spots in the lineup.’
    • ‘He was finally able to transform his underdefined body into an incredible shredded physique, complete with chiseled abs.’
    • ‘That makes it the perfect nutrient for building muscle and getting shredded.’
    • ‘Face it - ladies love guys with big, shredded muscles.’
    • ‘A definite way to sabotage your plan for shredded abs is to give into food cravings.’
    • ‘If you're going for a lean, shredded look, these types of exercises really help you achieve superior muscle separation and striation.’
    • ‘Even if someone has a shredded and defined body, there is no reason why any man should be wearing a top designed like lingerie for the beach.’
    • ‘Certainly he was as shredded, and even bigger, than at his two pro championship victories earlier in the year.’
    • ‘Are you hardcore enough to get shredded?’
    strong, brawny, muscly, sinewy, well built, powerfully built, well muscled, burly, strapping, sturdy, rugged, powerful, broad-shouldered, athletic, well knit, muscle-bound, herculean, manly
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