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To divide into parts; break or interrupt:
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  1. To divide into parts; break or interrupt:
  2. To part or break off, as by cutting or with force; cut in two
  3. To break up (a relationship, for example); dissolve.
To split or be capable or splitting, especially along a natural line of division:
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  1. To split or be capable or splitting, especially along a natural line of division:
  2. To penetrate or pass through something, such as water or air.
  3. To sever; disunite
To cut (the beard, for example) at the surface of the skin with a razor or shaver.
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  1. To cut (the beard, for example) at the surface of the skin with a razor or shaver.
  2. To cut or scrape into thin slices; shred:
  3. To remove the beard or other body hair from, with a razor or shaver:
To shape or form by chopping:
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  1. To shape or form by chopping:
  2. To cut into small pieces:
  3. To cut by striking with a heavy sharp tool, such as an ax:
To cut short; curtail.
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  1. To cut short; curtail.
  2. To cut the hair of
  3. To cut off the edge of (coins)
To remove sections, as along the edges, of (a photographic image) so as to improve the composition of the finished print
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  1. To remove sections, as along the edges, of (a photographic image) so as to improve the composition of the finished print
  2. To cut (hair, for example) very short.
  3. To cut or bite off the tops or ends of:
To remove or delete:
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  1. To remove or delete:
  2. To go directly and often hastily:
  3. To form by penetrating, probing, or digging:
(Intransitive with on) To reduce the amount of (something).
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  1. (Intransitive with on) To reduce the amount of (something).
  2. (Intransitive with on) To reduce consumption.
  3. (Intransitive with on) To reduce spending.
To bring down by cutting.
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  1. To bring down by cutting.
  2. (Idiomatic) To reduce the amount of something.
  3. Used other than as an idiom: see cut,"Ž down.
To trim (a tree, etc.) by cutting off branches, twigs, or stems
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  1. To trim (a tree, etc.) by cutting off branches, twigs, or stems
  2. To cut off a part or parts from; trim:
  3. (Usually with off) To cut off as the top or extreme part of anything, especially to prune a small limb off a shrub or tree, or sometimes to behead someone.
To become lower; sink, fall, become reduced, etc.
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  1. To become lower; sink, fall, become reduced, etc.
  2. To let, bring, or move down to a lower level.
  3. To weaken; undermine:
To remove by or as if by cutting, clipping, or shaving:
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  1. To remove by or as if by cutting, clipping, or shaving:
  2. To remove the outer covering or skin of with a knife or similar instrument:
  3. To cut or trim away (the rind, skin, covering, rough surface, etc.) of (anything); peel
To cut away or remove unnecessary parts
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  1. To cut away or remove unnecessary parts
  2. To cut off or remove dead or living parts or branches of (a plant, for example) to improve shape or growth.
  3. To remove or cut out as superfluous.
To cut a slit or slits in, especially so as to reveal an underlying color:
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  1. To cut a slit or slits in, especially so as to reveal an underlying color:
  2. To cut or form by cutting with forceful sweeping strokes:
  3. To cut or wound with a sweeping stroke or strokes, as of a knife
To remove (excess or unwanted parts):
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  1. To remove (excess or unwanted parts):
  2. To cut (something) down to the required size or shape
  3. To clip, lop, cut, etc.
To shorten or reduce:
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  1. To shorten or reduce:
  2. To replace (the edge of a crystal) with a plane face.
  3. To shorten (a number) by dropping one or more digits after the decimal point.
Find another word for shear. In this page you can discover 18 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for shear, like: sever, cleave, shave, cut, chop, clip, crop, cut, cut back, cut down and lop.