shear past tense sheared, past participle sheared or shorn [transitive]
to cut the wool off a sheep
to cut off someone's hair:
Her long fair hair had been shorn.
be shorn of somethingphrasal verb
Though shorn of some of its powers, the party remains in control.
shear offphrasal verb
shear something ↔ off
The left wing had been almost completely sheared off.