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shear

verb (CUT)    /ʃɪər/ US  /ʃɪr/ (sheared, sheared or shorn)
[T] to cut the wool off a sheep : The farmer taught her how to shear sheep .Cutting and stabbingAnimal farming - general words [T] to cut the hair on a person's head close to the skin , especially without care : He recalled the humiliation of having his hair shorn and exchanging his clothes for the prison uniform .Cutting and stabbingCare for the hair be shorn of sth to have something taken away from you: The ex-president, although shorn of his official powers , still has influence .Taking things away from someone or somewhereRemoving and getting rid of things shearing     /ˈʃɪə.rɪŋ/ US  /ˈʃɪr.ɪŋ/ noun [U] sheep shearingCutting and stabbingAnimal farming - general words
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