shear off

phrasal verb

sheared off; sheared off or shorn off; shearing off; shears off
: to become separated suddenly because of great force
The excess weight caused the bolt to shear off.
: to remove (something) with great force
The impact of the crash sheared off the airplane's wing.

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“Shear off.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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