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Another word for shear

  1. To decrease, as in length or amount, by or as if by severing or excising

      1. To shorten or reduce:
      2. To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.
      3. To replace (the edge of a crystal) with a plane face.
      1. To make neat or tidy by clipping, smoothing, or pruning:
      2. To remove the excess or unwanted parts from:
      3. To remove (excess or unwanted parts):
      1. To cut or form by cutting with forceful sweeping strokes:
      2. To make a gash or gashes in.
      3. To cut a slit or slits in, especially so as to reveal an underlying color:
      1. The partially dried fruit of any of several varieties of the common plum, Prunus domestica.
      2. Any kind of plum that can be dried without spoiling.
      3. An ill-tempered, stupid, or incompetent person.
      1. To remove the outer covering or skin of with a knife or similar instrument:
      2. To remove by or as if by cutting, clipping, or shaving:
      3. To reduce, as in quantity or size; trim:
      1. To look angry, sullen, or threatening.
      2. To appear dark or stormy, as the sky.
      3. A threatening, sullen, or angry look.
      1. To cut off (a part), especially from a tree or shrub:
      2. To cut off a part or parts from; trim:
      3. To eliminate or excise as superfluous:
      1. Used other than as an idiom: see cut,"Ž down.
      2. To bring down by cutting.
      3. (idiomatic) To insult, to belittle.
      1. (intransitive with on) To reduce the amount of (something).
      2. (intransitive with on) To reduce spending.
      3. (intransitive with on) To reduce consumption.
      1. To penetrate with a sharp edge; strike a narrow opening in.
      2. To separate into parts with or as if with a sharp-edged instrument; sever:
      3. To sever the edges or ends of; shorten:
      1. Cultivated plants or agricultural produce, such as grain, vegetables, or fruit, considered as a group:
      2. The total yield of such produce in a particular season or place:
      3. A group, quantity, or supply appearing at one time:
      1. To cut, cut off, or cut out with or as if with shears:
      2. To make shorter by cutting; trim:
      3. To cut off the edge of:
      1. To cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax:
      2. To shape or form by chopping:
      3. To cut into small pieces:
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Another word for shear

      1. To remove the beard or other body hair from, with a razor or shaver:
      2. To cut (the beard, for example) at the surface of the skin with a razor or shaver.
      3. To crop, trim, or mow closely:
      1. To split with a sharp instrument.
      2. To make or accomplish by or as if by cutting:
      3. To pierce or penetrate:
      1. To cut off (a part) from a whole:
      2. To divide into parts; break or interrupt:
      3. To break up (a relationship, for example); dissolve.
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