To split or be capable or splitting, especially along a natural line of division:
To shear the fleece from.
To trim (a tree, etc.) by cutting off branches, twigs, or stems
To cut away or remove unnecessary parts
To be removable:
To cut, clip, or separate (something) with short, quick strokes.
To cut a slit or slits in, especially so as to reveal an underlying color:
To cut or scrape into thin sections or slices
To remove clothing or covering from:
To cut (something) down to the required size or shape
To bring down by cutting.
To reduce the degree, intensity, strength, etc., of
To pare is defined as to peel, reduce or remove by trimming off the outside.
To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.
To cause to become greater in size, amount, degree, etc.; add to; augment
A force, movement or pressure applied to an object perpendicular to a given axis, with greater value on one side of the axis than the other.
An oblique or slanting movement, position, or direction.
To fasten with a clip or clips
Find another word for shear. In this page you can discover 38 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for shear, like: sever, cleave, cut, crop, fleece, lop, prune, remove, snip, slash and shave.