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Crossword Puzzle Solutions for: S?EA?S

shears

shears
(n.) A cutting instrument.
(n.) An instrument consisting of two blades, commonly with bevel edges, connected by a pivot, and working on both sides of the material to be cut, -- used for cutting cloth and other substances.
(n.) A similar instrument the blades of which are extensions of a curved spring, -- used for shearing sheep or skins.
(n.) A shearing machine; a blade, or a set of blades, working against a resisting edge.
(n.) Anything in the form of shears.
(n.) A pair of wings.
(n.) An apparatus for raising heavy weights, and especially for stepping and unstepping the lower masts of ships. It consists of two or more spars or pieces of timber, fastened together near the top, steadied by a guy or guys, and furnished with the necessary tackle.
(n.) The bedpiece of a machine tool, upon which a table or slide rest is secured; as, the shears of a lathe or planer. See Illust. under Lathe.

smears

smears
A blemish made by dirt; "he had a smudge on his cheek"
A thin tissue or blood sample spread on a glass slide and stained for cytologic examination and diagnosis under a microscope
Slanderous defamation
Charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone; "The journalists have defamed me!" "The article in the paper sullied my reputation"
Cover (a surface) by smearing (a substance) over it; "smear the wall with paint"; "daub the ceiling with plaster"
Make a smudge on; soil by smudging
Stain by smearing or daubing with a dirty substance
An act that brings discredit to the person who does it; "he made a huge blot on his copybook"

sneaks

sneaks
Someone acting as an informer or decoy for the police
Someone who prowls or sneaks about; usually with unlawful intentions
A person who is regarded as underhanded and furtive and contemptible
To go stealthily or furtively; "..stead of sneaking around spying on the neighbor's house"
Pass on stealthily; "He slipped me the key when nobody was looking"
Make off with belongings of others
Put, bring, or take in a secretive or furtive manner; "sneak a look"; "sneak a cigarette"

speaks

speaks
Express in speech; "She talks a lot of nonsense"; "This depressed patient does not verbalize"
Exchange thoughts; talk with; "We often talk business"; "Actions talk louder than words"
Use language; "the baby talks already"; "the prisoner won't speak"; "they speak a strange dialect"
Give a speech to; "The chairman addressed the board of trustees"
Make a characteristic or natural sound; "The drums spoke"

spears

spears
A long pointed rod used as a tool or weapon
An implement with a shaft and barbed point used for catching fish
Plant, shoot or stalk, as of grass, asparagus or broccoli.
Pierce with a spear; "spear fish"
Thrust up like a spear; "The branch speared up into the air"

steads

steads
The post or function properly or customarily occupied or served by another; "can you go in my stead?"; "took his place"; "in lieu of"

steaks

steaks
A slice of meat cut from the fleshy part of an animal or large fish

steals

steals
A stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)
An advantageous purchase; "she got a bargain at the auction"; "the stock was a real buy at that price"
Steal a base
Move stealthily; "The ship slipped away in the darkness"
Take without the owner's consent; "Someone stole my wallet on the train"; "This author stole entire paragraphs from my dissertation"

steams

steams
Cook something by letting steam pass over it; "just steam the vegetables"
Clean by means of steaming; "steam-clean the upholstered sofa"
Get very angry; "her indifference to his amorous advances really steamed the young man"
Travel by means of steam power; "The ship steamed off into the Pacific"
Rise as vapor
Emit steam; "The rain forest was literally steaming"
Water at boiling temperature diffused in the atmosphere

swears

swears
Have confidence or faith in; "We can trust in God"; "Rely on your friends"; "bank on your good education"; "I swear by my grandmother's recipes"
Utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"
Promise solemnly; take an oath
To declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true; "Before God I swear I am innocent"
Make a deposition; declare under oath

sweats

sweats
Use of physical or mental energy; hard work; "he got an A for effort"; "they managed only with great exertion"
Salty fluid secreted by sweat glands; "sweat poured off his brow"
Condensation of moisture on a cold surface; "the cold glasses were streaked with sweat"
Agitation resulting from active worry; "don't get in a stew"; "he's in a sweat about exams"
Excrete perspiration through the pores in the skin; "Exercise makes one sweat"
To perspire
Garment consisting of sweat pants and a sweatshirt