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Synonyms for shear

shave

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to decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising

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

a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it

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cut with shears

shear the wool from

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cut or cut through with shears

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become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain

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The result was what the reader has by this time guessed: the most magnificent idea that was ever conceived had to be abandoned, from sheer lack of a person with enterprise enough to carry it out.
It is all done out of sheer rectitude--out of a rectitude which is magnified to the point of the younger son believing that he has been RIGHTLY sold, and that it is simply idyllic for the victim to rejoice when he is made over into pledge.
He was more alive, there was an excitement in sheer being, an eager vehemence of soul, which made life now a trifle dull.
Joan, with a sigh, unbuckled her revolver-belt and hung it on the nail in the living- room, while Sheldon, who had been lurking about for the sheer joy of seeing her perform that particular home-coming act, sighed, too, with satisfaction.
She found him sitting upon the beach with his eyes ever filled with tears, and dying of sheer home sickness; for he had got tired of Calypso, and though he was forced to sleep with her in the cave by night, it was she, not he, that would have it so.
Ulysses' heart now began to fail him, and he said despairingly to himself, "Alas, Jove has let me see land after swimming so far that I had given up all hope, but I can find no landing place, for the coast is rocky and surf-beaten, the rocks are smooth and rise sheer from the sea, with deep water close under them so that I cannot climb out for want of foot hold.
His body was all swollen, and his mouth and nostrils ran down like a river with sea-water, so that he could neither breathe nor speak, and lay swooning from sheer exhaustion; presently, when he had got his breath and came to himself again, he took off the scarf that Ino had given him and threw it back into the salt {54} stream of the river, whereon Ino received it into her hands from the wave that bore it towards her.
Working with sheers requires additional care and consideration, but it's easy to achieve a high-end result.
AWARD-WINNING poet Owen Sheers is to join Swansea University as professor in creativity from next month.
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ZENA SAYS: The only curtains or blinds that will allow light in but keep prying eyes out are sheers or nets, so you'll need an additional window covering at night.
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For those with swags and sheers on decorative rods, not to worry.