shear - definition and synonyms

verb 

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/ʃɪə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theyshear
he/she/itshears
present participleshearing
past tensesheared
past participlesheared or shorn
  1. 1
    [transitive] to cut the wool from a sheep
  2. 2

    shear

    or

    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.