Translation of shear in Spanish:


esquilar, v.

Pronunciation /ʃɪr//ʃɪə/

transitive verb

  • 1

    (sheep) esquilar
    (sheep) trasquilar
    (curls/hair) cortar
    her hair was shorn (off) le cortaron el pelo
    • the shorn heads of the prisoners las cabezas rapadas de los presos
    • to be shorn of sth ser despojado de algo
    • Farmers who want to employ someone to shear their sheep will have to seek permission from the Government's divisional veterinary manager.
    • When they arrived at Charlotte Waters it was time to shear the sheep, resulting in 200 bales of wool which were sent back by camel to Port Augusta.
    • Greyling said farmers who prefer shearing their sheep during winter should be ‘extremely careful’ this winter.
    • Romano-British innovations in land-use went hand-in-hand with new tools: shears also occur for the first time as new breeds of sheep are shorn rather than plucked.
    • It was as if Garbo had shorn her hair and entered a nunnery.
    • The price of wool is still very low and it still hardly covers the cost of shearing the wool off a sheep's back.
    • And wool prices are so low it no longer pays to shear the sheep.
    • The unsettling Self-Portrait with Braid was painted the year after Frida had shorn her hair following the divorce.
    • I'm no longer quite able to shear a sheep or crutch a ram or do as I used to, and it's foolish to think that you remain young forever.
    • During the 1897 season more than 28,000 sheep were shorn at the Etadunna shed which had sixteen stands, eight for native shearers and eight for the whites.
    • One notable exception is that only women shear sheep and only men shear goats.
    • Children looked on as farmers sheared sheep in less than five minutes, while parents picked up tips on how to look after unusual creatures from specialist groups such as Essex Beekeepers.
    • A young man, tan-skinned, with his hair shorn down to a round fuzz, opened the passenger door.
    • They went barefoot, their hair was shorn, and they each wore only a single garment.
    • During its 1864 season 41,000 sheep were shorn, providing work for an army of musterers, shearers, woolclassers, packers and teamsters.
    • This is not the kind of classroom where you can sit up the back and not be noticed - students are expected to know the entire process in shearing the wool and getting the product ready for market or export.
    • While he scrubbed himself from head to toe, she sheared his hair, leaving just enough in back to cover his branded neck.
    • And as of today I have had my hair shorn down to a more manageable length again.
    • Often they are in partnership, and one of the reasons - apart from the fact that they both milk the cows and shear the sheep - is that they can income split.
    • When he rose it was to shear off all his hair, and to order to have all the ornaments in the city taken off the walls and the manes and tails of all the horses sheared as well.
    • She alleged she was kept in solitary confinement on occasions, deprived of food and sustenance, had her hair shorn and was stripped of her clothes on a number of occasions.
    • The uneven ends of her hair were shorn to a neat, straight line.
    • Alex had spoken the truth - Drake had sheared his blonde hair to something that resembled Alex's hair cut, minus the spikes.
    • The sheep are sheared and their wool sold; dogs, cats and rabbits provide a warm cuddle even while teaching responsibility.
    • ‘I would like to advise farmers who are shearing their sheep and goats to cover their livestock as it looks like we are going to have a cold winter,’ Greyling said.
    • Competitors are required to demonstrate they can shear a sheep quickly and cleanly within a set time.
    • In seconds the wound is closed, the rest of the sheep is shorn, and the bloody wool cast out a nearby window.
    • She remains comically naive even when she is put in a straightjacket and has her hair shorn.
    • I've had my hair shorn that day and, with the barber's little razor cuts adorning my dome, I'm looking at my baddest.
    • It is one year and two days since I sheared my hair off.
    • Consequently, the cost of shearing a sheep sometimes exceeds the price at which the wool can be sold.
    • The early settlers kept small flocks from which they sheared wool that was needed to clothe their families to protect them from the severe cold.
    • It made the whole venture seem like a device for the Big Three to shear the wool of suppliers, which, by the way, was fairly transparent to the supply community.
    • And there was a man in Maon, whose possessions were in Carmel; and the man was very great, and he had three thousand sheep, and a thousand goats: and he was shearing his sheep in Carmel.
    • ‘We keep the rabbits, shear the wool off them and then knit the garments from the spun yarn,’ he said.
    • As his hair is shorn off, the young boy feels he is moving into a new stage.
    • They came to get their passports stamped, for the entertainment, to see a sheep being shorn, throw a gumboot or three, place a bet on the Whanga Cup, brave a bath full of eels, and sample the local fare.
    • Entrants in Geraldton Speed Shears had to demonstrate they could shear a sheep quickly and cleanly within a set time.
    • Or they are removed from the wool prior to processing, once the sheep is shorn.
    • The reason for the sharp is they shear the hair instead of splintering it.
  • 2past participle sheared

    (bolt/shaft) romper
    • The main landing gear had been sheared off and the nosegear was twisted, bent backwards and jammed into the fuselage aft of the wheelwell.
    • This allowed it to swing down and strike the forward outflow valve and another fiberglass duct, which in turn sheared off the top of the vacuum pump.
    • The original cornice was sheared off from the existing backup stone and replaced with new marble.
    • Bulldozers had systematically sheared off one home after another between theirs and the border.
    • The grain structure of the metal is stretched and torn, not sheared off as it would be from a true detonation.
    • In race two he burst from ninth on the grid to hold an excellent third place before his gear change sheared off in a close tangle with second placed Rick Ellis, leaving him in fourth gear for the rest of the race.
    • Several hull plates buckled outward and sheared off completely, exposing the innards of the fiddleship.
    • An accidental dropping of one magazine on the concrete floor of the indoor firing range sheared off a piece of plastic leaving the magazine in pieces, nonrepairable and unusable.
    • The historic election sheared off a thin facade of wartime national unity and reinforced ethnic and sectarian tensions that have plagued the country for centuries.
    • Most of the studs holding the cylinder on had sheared off.
    • A large part of one of its jumbo jet engines sheared off shortly after it landed at Manchester from New York.
    • At the last moment possible, the shoe sheared off, narrowly missing my head, and instead contacting my left shoulder.
    • The truck, which was not overloaded, came to a stop after a front wheel sheared off.
    • The witness further stated that the gear became stuck in the sand and was sheared off at the shock strut.
    • The jury heard how a vital gearbox component had sheared off, possibly due to oil starvation, leading to a chain of events that saw the gearbox disintegrate and a bolt fired into a fuel tank.
    • The Lynx came down on its right-hand side, with the main rotor and tail sheared off by the impact and the cabin ablaze.
    • The bow sheared off the wreck about 30m from the end, and slid down the slope to 45m where it now lies on its port side.
    • The entire front part of the figure, including the hands and knees, has sheared off, but otherwise it is in excellent condition and is a rare example of royal sculpture of the later Twentieth Dynasty.
    • The best tools, cutters that use square blocks as jaws, actually shear or break the bar, leaving the strength of the bars unaltered.
    • Thousands of gallons of water gushed over the top of the dam downstream of Jowler Mill, causing damage to the front of the dam as stones sheared off.

intransitive verb

  • 1to shear through

  • 2

    to shear off romperse