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Synonyms for shear

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Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shearnoun

    (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. shearverb

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

  3. shearverb

    cut with shears

    "shear hedges"


  4. fleece, shearverb

    shear the wool from

    "shear sheep"

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

  5. shearverb

    cut or cut through with shears

    "shear the wool off the lamb"


  6. shearverb

    become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain


Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. shearverb

    cut, clip

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "shear":

    shearing, windshear

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  1. Kyle Thiem:

    Because the storms were incredibly shallow, that limited the growth of the parent supercell, which is why so little precipitation was falling, fully formed supercells have a much better ability to harness the low-level shear into the atmosphere in order to produce a tornado.

  2. Phil Klotzbach:

    Vertical wind shear is extremely critical for hurricanes in the Atlantic, strong vertical wind shear, the change in wind direction with height, tears apart hurricanes and disrupts their intensification.

  3. Phil Klotzbach:

    The models are generally forecasting a more conducive pattern for the Atlantic by the time that we get to the middle of August, air is forecast to more consistently rise over Africa and sink over the tropical Pacific. This pattern should result in reduced vertical wind shear.

  4. Latin Proverb:

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

  5. Stephanie Muldbergs:

    I went in to see Columbia University Shear. I filled out a lot of forms, and I filled out a form called' The Inventory of Complicated Grief,' on which I scored incredibly high.

Translations for shear

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  • قصArabic
  • stříhat, ostříhat, ustřihnoutCzech
  • schneiden, scheren, abschneidenGerman
  • distorsionar, tundir, esquilar, tonsurar, cortar, cizallar, cizalla, cizalladoSpanish
  • کوتاه کردنPersian
  • keritä, leikkausvoima, leikata, leikkuu, leike, keritsimet, leikkaus, viiltää, leikkautuaFinnish
  • cisaillement, tonte, tondaison, cisailles, cisaille, cisailler, tondre, couper, tondeuseFrench
  • lomIrish
  • vág, megnyír, levágHungarian
  • memotongIndonesian
  • cizagarIdo
  • tosare, tagliareItalian
  • 剪断, 切る, 刈るJapanese
  • cirptLatvian
  • kutikutiMāori
  • afsnijden, scheren, afschuiven, afschuifkracht, knippenDutch
  • bøylesaks, klipp, klippeNorwegian
  • ścinać, strzyc, ścinanie, ciąćPolish
  • tosar, poda, cortar, tosquiar, cisalharPortuguese
  • tundeRomanian
  • стричь, резатьRussian
  • извити, strigati, исећи, iseći, стригати, izvitiSerbo-Croatian
  • kırkmakTurkish

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