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Definition of "shearing" [shearing]

  • Describing something (such as a shearing force) that tends to cut or tear. (adjective)
  • Present participle of shear. (verb)
  • The act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine, as the wool from sheep, or the nap from cloth. (noun)
  • The product of the act or operation of clipping with shears or a shearing machine. (noun)
  • Alternative form of shearling.. (noun)

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Use "shearing" in a sentence
  • "For a long while, long after the creature had hurtled away in shearing splinters of radiance, he sat there, legs folded under him in the blaze of 118-degree heat, thinking alternately: This is working, and I am losing my mind."
  • "Whitney suffered what is known as a shearing of the brain."
  • "The new method of alternative shearing is still a few years away but researcher Michelle Hebard says the possibilities are endless."