Definition of shredded in US English:



  • 1Torn or cut into shreds.

    ‘shredded paper’
    with submodifier ‘finely shredded cabbage’
    • ‘When I worked as a stagehand on TV shows it was shredded polyethylene film.’
    • ‘Denim has come to us in many variations and styles in the past few decades, from dark and acid wash, to holey and shredded.’
    • ‘We also tried a large plate of baked mushrooms with butter, served on a bed of shredded carrot and cabbage, which were tasty.’
    • ‘Latke is shredded squash, mixed lightly with a couple of eggs and flour.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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 shredded documents may well have contained such proof.’
    • ‘Mix in the shredded ham and heat until piping hot.’
    • ‘Organic mulches, such as wood chips, shredded bark, or other plant residues, can be applied to weed-free soil soon after planting.’
    • ‘Staff and children alike reused paper, photocopied on both sides and shredded waste paper.’
    • ‘You can put shredded paper in the recycling bin.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The painting, here and there, was sadly faded and stained and shredded.’
    • ‘If you live near an office, perhaps you could ask them if you could recycle their shredded paper.’
    • ‘The finely shredded meat was gently molded with some spring asparagus and peas, all barely held together with jellied beef stock that was light.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Growth of shredded cheese sales is also a direct result of consumers' willingness to pay a little extra for convenience.’
    • ‘Another option is to add shredded bacon, or bacon pieces, to the pot at step three and let that cook along with the onions.’
    • ‘Also, the more chopped or shredded your ingredients are, the easier it will be for the microorganisms to break down the ingredients into compost.’
    • ‘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’
    • ‘Dave's body was now a shredded 235-pound testament to fevered training.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Face it - ladies love guys with big, shredded muscles.’
    • ‘He was finally able to transform his underdefined body into an incredible shredded physique, complete with chiseled abs.’
    • ‘The winner was John Lee, who was very cut, with shredded legs and superb calves.’
    • ‘A definite way to sabotage your plan for shredded abs is to give into food cravings.’
    • ‘Certainly he was as shredded, and even bigger, than at his two pro championship victories earlier in the year.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘If you're going for a lean, shredded look, these types of exercises really help you achieve superior muscle separation and striation.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘That makes it the perfect nutrient for building muscle and getting shredded.’
    • ‘It seems those requests have gone virtually unheeded in subsequent years, since hard, shredded bodies have been rewarded with top spots in the lineup.’
    • ‘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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