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1. shear

noun. ['ˈʃɪr'] (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves.

Antonyms

  • increase

Etymology

  • scieran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Shear

  • conventioneer
  • bioengineer
  • reengineer
  • pamphleteer
  • electioneer
  • charpentier
  • volunteer
  • rensselaer
  • profiteer
  • mutineer
  • marketeer
  • lagardere
  • insincere
  • imagineer
  • gondolier
  • financiere
  • financier
  • crochetiere
  • commandeer
  • chandelier
  • brigadier
  • brigadeer
  • bombardier
  • belvedere
  • bandolier
  • wagoneer
  • summiteer
  • st_cyr
  • souvenir
  • racketeer

How do you pronounce shear?

Pronounce shear as ʃɪr.

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Sentences with shear


1. Verb, base form
Some steel is too soft and can shear off if it isn't heat treated.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
These stones shear into thin, sharp pieces naturally and make good knives.

3. Noun, singular or mass
Remove the dead branch with a pruning shear to encourage the shrub to grow.

4. Adjective
Styles of shear vary; most are 4.5 to 6.5 inches long.

2. shear

verb. ['ˈʃɪr'] cut with shears.

Synonyms

  • crop
  • lop
  • snip
  • dress
  • cut back
  • prune
  • clip

Antonyms

  • fat
  • untidy
  • fancy
  • starve

Etymology

  • scieran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. shear

noun. ['ˈʃɪr'] a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it.

Antonyms

  • inflate

Etymology

  • scieran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. shear

verb. ['ˈʃɪr'] shear the wool from.

Synonyms

  • shave
  • fleece

Antonyms

  • dress up
  • dress down
  • uglify

Etymology

  • scieran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. shear

verb. ['ˈʃɪr'] become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain.

Antonyms

  • lengthen

Etymology

  • scieran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. shear

verb. ['ˈʃɪr'] cut or cut through with shears.

Antonyms

  • undress

Etymology

  • scieran (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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