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scissor

[ siz-er ]
/ ˈsɪz ər /
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verb (used with object)

to cut or clip out with scissors.
to eliminate or eradicate from a text; expunge: testimony scissored from the record.

verb (used without object)

to move one's body or legs like the blades of scissors: a gymnast scissoring over the bar.

noun

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Origin of scissor

First recorded in 1605–15; v. use of singular of scissors
un·scis·sored, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for scissor

scissor
/ (ˈsɪzə) /

noun

(modifier) of or relating to scissorsa scissor blade

verb

to cut (an object) with scissors
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