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Main Entry: 1shear
Pronunciation: primarystressshi(schwa)r
Function: verb
Inflected Form(s): sheared; sheared or shorn /primarystressshomacr(schwa)rn, primarystressshodot(schwa)rn/; shear·ing
1 : to cut the hair or wool from : CLIP <shearing sheep>
2 : to deprive of by or as if by cutting off <shorn of power>
3 : to become divided under the action of a shear <the bolt may shear off>
- shear·er noun


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