shear off

Definition of shear off

  1. 1 :  to become separated suddenly because of great force The excess weight caused the bolt to shear off.

  2. 2 :  to remove (something) with great force The impact of the crash sheared off the airplane's wing.

Word by Word Definitions

shearplay
  1. :  to cut off the hair from

    :  to cut or clip (hair, wool, etc.) from someone or something

    :  to cut something from

  1. :  one blade of a pair of shears

    :  something resembling a shear or a pair of shears

    :  the action or process or an instance of shearing

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

  1. : used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official


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