Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb shear

4 senses of shear

Sense 1
shear -- (cut with shears; "shear hedges")
       => snip, clip, crop, trim, lop, dress, prune, cut back -- (cultivate, tend, and cut back the growth of; "dress the plants in the garden")

Sense 2
fleece, shear -- (shear the wool from; "shear sheep")
       => shave, trim -- (cut closely; "trim my beard")

Sense 3
shear -- (cut or cut through with shears; "shear the wool off the lamb")
       => cut -- (separate with or as if with an instrument; "Cut the rope")

Sense 4
shear -- (become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing strain)
       => change -- (undergo a change; become different in essence; losing one's or its original nature; "She changed completely as she grew older"; "The weather changed last night")

Antonyms of adj sheared

2 senses of sheared

Sense 1
sheared (vs. unsheared), shorn -- (having the hair or wool cut or clipped off as if with shears or clippers; "picked up the baby's shorn curls from the floor"; "naked as a sheared sheep")

unsheared (vs. sheared), unshorn -- (not sheared; "a grizzly unshorn beard"; "unshorn sheep")

Sense 2
sheared -- ((used especially of fur or wool) shaped or finished by cutting or trimming to a uniform length; "a coat of sheared lamb")

INDIRECT (VIA cut) -> uncut, rough -- (not shaped by cutting or trimming; "an uncut diamond"; "rough gemstones")

Similarity of adj sheared

2 senses of sheared

Sense 1
sheared (vs. unsheared), shorn -- (having the hair or wool cut or clipped off as if with shears or clippers; "picked up the baby's shorn curls from the floor"; "naked as a sheared sheep")

Sense 2
sheared -- ((used especially of fur or wool) shaped or finished by cutting or trimming to a uniform length; "a coat of sheared lamb")
       => cut (vs. uncut) -- (fashioned or shaped by cutting; "a well-cut suit"; "cut diamonds"; "cut velvet")

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