scissor

noun
scis·​sor | \ ˈsi-zər How to pronounce scissor (audio) \

Definition of scissor

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scissor

verb
scissored; scissoring\ ˈsi-​zə-​riŋ How to pronounce scissoring (audio) , ˈsiz-​riŋ \

Definition of scissor (Entry 2 of 2)

transitive verb

: to cut, cut up, or cut off with scissors or shears scissored the paper into strips

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What's included Here’s what is included in the weeklong teacher discount: All school supplies, including: pens, pencils, crayons, notebooks, folders, binders, arts and crafts items like markers, colored pencils, scissors, glue and classroom storage. Kelly Tyko, USA TODAY, "Target's teacher discount is coming back with more ways to save," 26 June 2019 Indictments for the five men already charged in his death list numerous deadly weapons used in the attack: hands, feet, a firearm, a ceramic jar, a belt, a plastic bag and scissors, as well as other household items. Dallas News, "Man who fled to Mexico after 2017 Irving slaying arrested when he tried to re-enter U.S., police say," 24 June 2019 Simon secured the snake with his tongs as Brown began to unload an arsenal of equipment from his backpack: scale, scissors, acrylic paint, pens, and several notebooks. James Mcwilliams, Outside Online, "The Town That Lives with Rattlesnakes," 10 June 2019 Cut a slit in the latex with scissors (beware your neck, though!), and fill the slit with blush, red makeup, and fake blood. Zoë Weiner, Teen Vogue, "The Scariest Halloween Makeup Tutorials," 8 Oct. 2018 Before her were scissors, paper-thin boxes of cheese, French knives. Lettie Teague, WSJ, "The Wine Lover’s Summer Reading List," 15 Aug. 2018 Hofmann was known to be strict, sometimes tearing up his students’ drawings, so the deliberate act of slicing with scissors provided a kind of childish delight. S.h., The Economist, "Lee Krasner’s colourful, creative destruction," 17 June 2019 Then, brush the hairs downward and trim any super-long strays using brow shaping scissors. Jessica Teich, Good Housekeeping, "How to Shape Your Eyebrows, According to a Brow Expert," 4 June 2019 Ultimately, Battlefield is still rock-paper-scissors with explosions — something with exciting moments, but no sense of accomplishment. T.c. Sottek, The Verge, "Battlefield V’s single-player stories are the right way to do war games," 20 Nov. 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Verb

His legs scissored apart in soaring full splits, the unbound flexibility delivering an extra sensation of vigor and freedom. Sarah L. Kaufman, Washington Post, "The Washington Ballet let Brooklyn Mack go. The popular dancer landed at the Metropolitan Opera House.," 18 June 2019 Like its predecessors—the Countach, Diablo, and Murciélago—the Aventador SV is an impossibly wide, ridiculously low-slung blade of a car, with doors that scissor skyward and a huge V-12 behind the seats. Ezra Dyer, Popular Mechanics, "I Took a Road Trip in a Supercar," 2 Feb. 2016 Arctic Ivanoff placed second in the boys scissor broad jump and finished fourth in both the two-foot high kick and the one-hand reach. Anchorage Daily News, "Ivanoffs clean up on second day of Native Youth Olympics," 28 Apr. 2018 Without any option other than letting the forward through or cutting him down, the 28-year-old opted for the latter; scissoring his opponent as the last man and bringing him to ground after only nine seconds. SI.com, "VIDEO: Argentine Defender Receives Incredible Red Card After Only Nine Seconds," 24 Oct. 2017 The Bruins hope to scissor their six-game losing streak in the series with Oregon. OregonLive.com, "Will the Oregon Ducks' defense be up to the task against UCLA's Josh Rosen? Issues & Answers," 21 Oct. 2017 Berrios rarely found himself in trouble scissoring through the daunting lineups of Cleveland, Colorado and Baltimore in his three wins. Brian Murphy, Twin Cities, "Murphy: Berrios isn’t the Twins’ stopper. Not yet, anyway.," 30 May 2017

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First Known Use of scissor

Noun

15th century, in the meaning defined above

Verb

circa 1625, in the meaning defined above

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