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shear

 
 
pronunciation:
shir
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part of speech: verb
inflections: shears, shearing, sheared, shorn
definition 1: to cut off with scissors or a tool like scissors.
He sheared the ends of the branches.
definition 2: to trim the fleece or hair from.
The farmers are shearing their sheep.
derivation: shearer (n.)
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