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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:

    shearing, windshear

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How to use shear in a sentence?

  1. David Robinson:

    When dust veils like this occur, they tend to put a lid on atmospheric convection over areas favorable for tropical storm development, add to this the impact of the El Nio, which favors stronger-than-average winds across the Atlantic basin-- which tend to shear apart any rising motion -- and you have a recipe for a below-average hurricane season.

  2. 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.

  3. Dan Kottlowski:

    The hurricane remains in a very favorable environment for further intensification, including low vertical wind shear, deep moist unstable air and warm water.

  4. Latin Proverb:

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

  5. 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.

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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