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KK Pronunciation

〔 ʃIr 〕


〔 ʃiә 〕

Overview of verb sheer

The verb sheer has 2 senses

  • swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut -- (turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right")

  • sheer -- (cause to sheer; "She sheered her car around the obstacle")

Overview of adj sheer

The adj sheer has 4 senses

  • absolute, downright, out-and-out, rank, right-down, sheer -- (complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers; "absolute freedom"; "an absolute dimwit"; "a downright lie"; "out-and-out mayhem"; "an out-and-out lie"; "a rank outsider"; "many right-down vices"; "got the job through sheer persistence"; "sheer stupidity")

  • plain, sheer, unmingled, unmixed -- (not mixed with extraneous elements; "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing")

  • bluff, bold, sheer -- (very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front; "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock")

  • diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gauze-like, gossamer, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, vapourous, cobwebby -- (so thin as to transmit light; "a hat with a diaphanous veil"; "filmy wings of a moth"; "gauzy clouds of dandelion down"; "gossamer cobwebs"; "sheer silk stockings"; "transparent chiffon"; "vaporous silks")

Overview of adv sheer

The adv sheer has 2 senses

  • sheer, perpendicularly -- (straight up or down without a break)

  • sheer -- (directly; "he fell sheer into the water")