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Verb
To clip or trim with shears or a shearing tool
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“It is never thought expedient to shear the wool more than once in the year, and the proper period is always when the old fleece is about to fall off.”
Verb
To cut with a knife or bladed implement
“The branch will naturally recover in time as long as you did not shear it off completely.”
Verb
To separate or be separated into parts
Verb
To bite at
Noun
A large scissor-like cutting tool with flat blades
“Using a shear to shear a pumpkin will turn it into a jack-o-lantern.”
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Noun
A force tending to pull or stretch something to an extreme or damaging degree
Noun
An act of clipping or trimming something
Noun
The force per unit area exerted by a fluid against a surface with which it is in contact
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