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English noun: shear

1. shear (phenomenon) (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves


SamplesThe shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram.


Broader (hypernym)deformation


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

2. shear (artifact) a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it


Broader (hypernym)edge tool


English verb: shear

1. shear (contact) cut with shears


SamplesShear hedges.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)clip, crop, cut back, dress, lop, prune, snip, trim

2. shear (contact) shear the wool from


SamplesShear sheep.


Synonymsfleece


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)shave, trim

3. shear (contact) cut or cut through with shears


SamplesShear the wool off the lamb.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cut

4. shear (change) become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain


Pattern of useSomething ----s


Broader (hypernym)change


Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics









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