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Meaning of shear

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      n 1: (physics) a deformation of an object in which parallel
           planes remain parallel but are shifted in a direction
           parallel to themselves; "the shear changed the
           quadrilateral into a parallelogram"
      2: a large edge tool that cuts sheet metal by passing a blade
         through it
      v 1: cut with shears; "shear hedges"
      2: shear the wool from; "shear sheep" [syn: {fleece}, {shear}]
      3: cut or cut through with shears; "shear the wool off the lamb"
      4: become deformed by forces tending to produce a shearing

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