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shear

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Agriculture
shearshear /ʃɪə $ ʃɪr/ verb (past tense sheared, past participle sheared or shorn /ʃɔːn $ ʃɔːrn/) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 TAto cut the wool off a sheep2 literaryCUT to cut off someone’s hair 🔊 Her long fair hair had been shorn.3 be shorn of something shear off
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shearFarmers son Paul has never sheared a sheep before.We also had to shear and dip them every year and friends would come to help.The tornado sheared off part of the Swensons' roof.Whatever had been on its prow was now gone, sheared off when the sleek vessel had been driven among the trees.We listened to the horse as he drifted off to eat, his teeth shearing the grass.
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Verb table
shear
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyshear
he, she, itshears
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysheared
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sheared
he, she, ithas sheared
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sheared
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill shear
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sheared
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam shearing
he, she, itis shearing
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you, we, theyare shearing
Past
I, he, she, itwas shearing
you, we, theywere shearing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been shearing
he, she, ithas been shearing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been shearing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be shearing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been shearing
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