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Synonyms for shear

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Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. shearverb

    cut, clip

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "shear":

    shearing, windshear

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  1. Chris Broyles:

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Phil Klotzbach:

    Climatologically, what ends your hurricane season is too much wind shear, so La Niña tends to prolong the hurricane season since it tends to reduce shear, of course, last year is an example of La Niña prolonging the season... on steroids.

  5. 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.

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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