New English-Irish Dictionary
Similar words: shears · hear · sear · sheaf · sheer · smear · spear · swear · mishear · shearer
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shear

1. verb AGR cut off wool2. verb cut off (person's hair)3. verb take (sth) away4. verb of metal etc 5. verb break, cut (metal etc) 1 verb AGR cut off wool TRANSITIVElom verb  c m ubearr verb  c m uto shear sheep caoirigh a bhearradh, caoirigh a lomadhif not shorn the wool will be shaggy mura mbearrfar an olann beidh sí giobach 2 verb cut off (person's hair) TRANSITIVEbearr verb  c m uhe was shorn of his hair bearradh a chuid gruaige ar fad
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3 verb take (sth) away TRANSITIVEbain de PhrV  c m ubain as PhrV  c m uthe music has been shorn of all its soul níl anam ar bith fágtha sa cheol, tá an croí ar fad bainte as an gceol 4 verb of metal etc INTRANSITIVEgearr verb  c m uscoilt verb  c m uthe bolt sheared bhris an bolta, scoilt an bolta 5 verb break, cut (metal etc) TRANSITIVEgearr verb  c m uteasc verb  c m uthe excess has been sheared off tá an farasbarr gearrtha chun siúil