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Definitions and Synonyms of shear | Another word for shear | What is shear?

Definition 1: a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it - [noun denoting artifact]

(shear is a kind of ...) any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)

Definition 2: (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Samples where shear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram

(shear is a kind of ...) alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it

(shear belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 3: become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain - [verb of change]

(shear is a kind of ...) undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

"She changed completely as she grew older" "The weather changed last night"

(shear belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 4: cut with shears - [verb of contact]

Samples where shear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shear hedges

(shear is a kind of ...) cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

"dress the plants in the garden"

Definition 5: cut or cut through with shears - [verb of contact]

Samples where shear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shear the wool off the lamb

(shear is a kind of ...) separate with or as if with an instrument

"Cut the rope"

Definition 6: shear the wool from - [verb of contact]

Samples where shear or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • shear sheep

Synonyms for shear in the sense of this definition

(shear is a kind of ...) cut closely

"trim my beard"

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