shear

What is the difference between shear and break?

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Shear is a synonym of break.


As verbs the difference between shear and break

is that shear is to cut, originally with a sword or other bladed weapon, now usually with shears, or as if using shears while break is (intransitive) to separate into two or more pieces, to fracture or crack, by a process that cannot easily be reversed for reassembly.

As nouns the difference between shear and break

is that shear is a cutting tool similar to scissors, but often larger while break is an instance of breaking something into two pieces.

As a adjective shear

is (sheer).

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