sever, cleave, shave; see cut 1.
"shear." YourDictionary, n.d. Web. 05 December 2018. <https://thesaurus.yourdictionary.com/shear>.
shear. (n.d.). Retrieved December 05th, 2018, from https://thesaurus.yourdictionary.com/shear
To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising:
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