Translation of "shear" - English-Spanish dictionary


verb uk /ʃɪər/ us /ʃɪər/ past tense sheared, past participle sheared, shorn

to cut the wool off a sheep


(Translation of “shear” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


verb /ʃiə/ (past tense sheared, past participle sheared, shorn /ʃoːn/)

to clip or cut wool from (a sheep)

These sheep need shearing.

(past tense shorn) (often with off) to cut (hair) off

All her curls have been shorn off.

(past tense shorn) (especially with of) to cut hair from (someone)

He has been shorn (of all his curls).

to cut or (cause to) break

partir(se), romper(se)
A piece of the steel girder sheared off.
shears noun plural

a cutting-tool with two blades, like a large pair of scissors

tijeras de esquilar, cizalla
a pair of shears.

(Translation of “shear” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)