shear

shear(
shir
)
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to cut off)
a. esquilar
Jethro is shearing the wool off the sheep today.Jethro está esquilando la lana de las ovejas hoy.
b. cortar
I'm tired of having long hair. I'm going to the barber to shear it off.Me cansé del cabello largo. Voy al peluquero para que me lo corte.
2. (to deprive)
a. despojar
The boxing match was shorn of its main event, because Duffy suffered a concussion in training.La pelea fue despojada de su evento principal, debido a que Duffy sufrió una conmoción cerebral en el entrenamiento.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
3. (to give way)
a. romperse
The cliff sheared away and rocks came tumbling down.El acantilado se rompió y las rocas se vinieron abajo.
4. (to cut through)
a. atravesar
The bulldozers sheared through the jungle leaving swaths of open space.Los bulldozers atravesaron la selva dejando franjas de espacio abierto.
shears
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
5. (scissors)
a. las tijeras de podar
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(gardening)
With his shears in hand, Michael went to the garden to to prune the rose bushes.Con las tijeras de podar en mano, Michael fue al jardín para podar los rosales.
b. las podaderas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(gardening)
Morgana took out the shears to prune the bushes and trees.Morgana sacó las podaderas para podar los arbustos y árboles.
c. las tijeras de esquilar
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(sheep or cattle)
Rebecca used some shears to cut the wool off the alpaca.Rebecca utilizó tijeras de esquilar para cortar la lana de la alpaca.
d. las cizallas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(metal)
Edward cut the cable with a pair of shears.Edward cortó el cable con unas cizallas.
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shear
(pp shorn [ʃɔːn] or sheared)
[ʃɪə(r)]
transitive verb
1. esquilar (sheep)
  • to be shorn of something (sentido figurado) verse despojado(a) de algo
intransitive verb
2. (cut)
  • to shear through something atravesar or cortar algo
shears
[ˈʃɪəz]
plural noun
1. tijeras (f pl) de podar (for garden)
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shear [ʃɪəʳ] sheared sheared shorn (participle:past)
transitive verb
[+sheep] esquilar
to be shorn of sth quedar pelado de algo; quedar sin algo
intransitive verb
(give way) partirse; romperse
the accident happened when a metal clip sheared under the strain—HC if you put too much weight on them the bolts will simply shear (through)—HC
shears [ʃɪəz]
plural noun
(for sheep) tijeras (f) de esquilar; (for hedges) tijeras (f) de podar; (for metals) cizalla (f);
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