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Princeton's WordNet

  1. shear(noun)

    (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves

    "the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram"

  2. shear(verb)

    a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it

  3. shear(verb)

    cut with shears

    "shear hedges"


  4. fleece, shear(verb)

    shear the wool from

    "shear sheep"

    hook, fleece, surcharge, gazump, overcharge, plume, pluck, soak, rob

  5. shear(verb)

    cut or cut through with shears

    "shear the wool off the lamb"


  6. shear(verb)

    become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain


Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. shear(v. a.)

    cut, clip

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shear":

    shearing, windshear

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How to use shear in a sentence?

  1. Phil Seymour:

    Rain is one thing, but if a pilot gets into wind shear and the currents are there, it will literally just push your aircraft onto the ground. There have been some incidents where aircraft have crashed when making their final approach.

  2. The Arx Pax patent:

    In an earthquake, a construction platform floating on a buffer medium may experience greatly reduced shear forces, in a flood, a construction platform floating on a buffer medium can be configured to rise as water levels rise to limit flood damage.

  3. Rhonda Shear:

    I showed up on Friday, which is tape day, i showed up to my dressing room and my name was n’t on the door. It was someone else’s name. I was walking around and everyone was kind of avoiding me. And finally, someone said, ‘ Well, when you were n’t here for dress rehearsal, Rhonda Shear kisses Henry Winkler flipped out and Rhonda Shear kisses Henry Winkler took the girl that was standing in for you, made her a Screen Actors Guild member immediately and hired her. ’ I was shocked … [ That person ] said, ‘ He’s the star. He has the power.' I was mortified. I was crying.

  4. Chris Broyles:

    The tornadoes are being caused by supercell storms that are being driven by the strong wind shear.

  5. Latin Proverb:

    It is the part of a good shepherd to shear his flock, not to skin it.

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Translations for shear

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  • ustřihnout, stříhat, ostříhatCzech
  • schneiden, scheren, abschneidenGerman
  • cizallado, esquilar, tonsurar, cizalla, cizallar, cortar, tundir, distorsionarSpanish
  • کوتاه کردنPersian
  • viiltää, leikkautua, leike, leikkuu, leikkausvoima, keritä, leikata, keritsimet, leikkausFinnish
  • cisaillement, tondeuse, couper, cisailler, tonte, tondaison, cisailles, cisaille, tondreFrench
  • lomIrish
  • vág, levág, megnyírHungarian
  • memotongIndonesian
  • cizagarIdo
  • tagliare, tosareItalian
  • 剪断, 刈る, 切るJapanese
  • cirptLatvian
  • kutikutiMāori
  • afsnijden, knippen, afschuiven, afschuifkracht, scherenDutch
  • klipp, klippe, bøylesaksNorwegian
  • ciąć, strzyc, ścinać, ścinaniePolish
  • tosar, cortar, tosquiar, cisalhar, podaPortuguese
  • tundeRomanian
  • резать, стричьRussian
  • strigati, izviti, стригати, извити, исећи, isećiSerbo-Croatian
  • kırkmakTurkish

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    Synonym of Blunt?
    • A. Stark
    • B. Sharp
    • C. Refuse
    • D. Blur

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