A cutting instrument with two opposing blades, each having a looped handle, which are pivoted together in the middle so that they work against each other as the instrument is closed on the paper, cloth, etc. to be cut
To adhere, cling, or stick fast.
To reduce drastically
To cut or tear into strips
To shear the fleece from.
To cut off the edge of:
To clip, lop, cut, etc.
To cut off hair or the beard with a razor or shaver; shave oneself
To sever is to separate or to cut or slice something.
To do away with; eliminate:
To remove or cut out as superfluous.
To remove by or as by cutting off
To mow, reap, or harvest:
To cut or bite off the tops or ends of:
To reduce or diminish (costs, etc.) gradually
To reduce in standing or respect.
To reduce abruptly or by a large amount:
Increase is defined as to become bigger or greater.
Find another word for shears. In this page you can discover 25 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for shears, like: scissors, clippers, cutters, snips, cleaves, truncates, slashes, strips, nippers, snippers and pruner.