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shear/ˈʃiɚ/verb
shearsshearedshearedorshorn/ˈʃoɚn/shearing
shear
/ˈʃiɚ/
verb
shearsshearedshearedorshorn/ˈʃoɚn/shearing
Learner's definition of SHEAR  
[+ object]
: to cut the hair, wool, etc., off (an animal)
   b : to cut off (an animal's hair, wool, etc.)— often + off
: to cut off a person's hair— usually used as (be) shorn
literary : to take something away from (someone)— usually used as (be) shorn

shear off

[phrasal verb]
: to become separated suddenly because of great force
shear (something) off or shear off (something) : to remove (something) with great force

— shearer

noun,pluralshearers[count]
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