Synonyms for shear

Synonyms for (noun) shear

Synonyms: shear

Definition: a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade through it

Similar words: edge tool

Definition: any cutting tool with a sharp cutting edge (as a chisel or knife or plane or gouge)

Synonyms: shear

Definition: (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction parallel to themselves

Usage: the shear changed the quadrilateral into a parallelogram

Similar words: deformation

Definition: alteration in the shape or dimensions of an object as a result of the application of stress to it

Synonyms for (verb) shear

Synonyms: shear

Definition: become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain

Similar words: change

Definition: undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature

Usage: She changed completely as she grew older; The weather changed last night

Synonyms: shear

Definition: cut with shears

Usage: shear hedges

Similar words: snip, prune, trim, cut back, dress, crop, lop, clip

Definition: cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of

Usage: dress the plants in the garden

Synonyms: shear

Definition: cut or cut through with shears

Usage: shear the wool off the lamb

Similar words: cut

Definition: separate with or as if with an instrument

Usage: Cut the rope

Synonyms: shear, fleece

Definition: shear the wool from

Usage: shear sheep

Similar words: shave, trim

Definition: cut closely

Usage: trim my beard

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