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verb shear pronunciation in British English /ʃɪə(r)/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theyshear
he/she/itshears
present participleshearing
past tensesheared
past participlesheared or shorn
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    shear

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    shear off

    [intransitive/transitive] to remove a part of something by cutting or breaking it, or to be removed in this way

    His plane sheared off the tops of the trees.

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