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Noun: shearing  sheer-ing
  1. Removing by cutting off or clipping
Verb: shear  sheer
  1. Cut to the desired shape or thickness using shears
    "shear hedges"
     
  2. Shave the wool from
    "shear sheep";
    - fleece
     
  3. Cut or cut through with shears
    "shear the wool off the lamb"
     
  4. (physics) become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain

Derived forms: shearings

Type of: change, clip, crop, cut, cut back, cutting, cutting off, dress, lop, prune, shave, snip, trim

Encyclopedia: Shearing

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