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1. shearing

noun. ['ˈʃɪrɪŋ'] removing by cutting off or clipping.

Synonyms

  • cut
  • cutting
  • cutting off

Antonyms

  • inflate
  • deflate
  • increase
  • lengthen

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Example sentences of the word shearing


1. Verb, gerund or present participle
Set the desired height and spread parameters by shearing off the tips of the branches as needed.

2. Noun, singular or mass
Forces applied across, and parallel to, the surface of an object result in a shearing stress.

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