Definition of 'shear'
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Use garden shears to trim them back to the base of the spent flower stems. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Remove the spent stems using garden shears. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Like the teacher killed with his own garden shears. The Sun (2006)In the past it was cut by teams of workers perched atop rickety ladders and using garden shears. Times, Sunday Times (2013)So put away those garden shears. The Sun (2015)Using sharp shears, cut back to just above the base of the flower stems. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The current attempt required a giant pair of robotic shears to cut the spewing pipeline so that a containment cap could be fitted. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The plants should then be trimmed hard back with shears - cut them to within 2in of the crowns. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Using sharp kitchen scissors or poultry shears, cut closely along either side of the backbone, remove the bone and discard. Times, Sunday Times (2014)I could feel the Lord's pruning shears cutting off a sick limb from the body. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'shear'
British English: shear VERB
To shear a sheep means to cut its wool off.
Competitors have six minutes to shear four sheep.
British English: shear NOUN
A pair of shears is a garden tool like a very large pair of scissors. Shears are used especially for cutting hedges.
Trim the shrubs with shears.
Definition of shear from the Collins English Dictionary
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