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sheer

 
Adjective sheer has 4 senses
  1. 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"
    Antonyms: incomplete, uncomplete (indirect, via complete)
    Antonym: incomplete (indirect, via complete)
  2. plain, sheer, unmingled, unmixed - not mixed with extraneous elements; "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing"
    Antonym: impure (indirect, via pure)
  3. 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"
    Antonym: gradual (indirect, via steep)
  4. diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gossamer, see-through, sheer, transparent, vaporous, 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"
    Antonym: thick (indirect, via thin)
Adverbial sheer has 2 senses
  1. sheer, perpendicularly - straight up or down without a break
  2. sheer - directly; "he fell sheer into the water"
Verb sheer has 2 senses
  1. 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"
    --1 is one way to turn
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  2. sheer - cause to sheer; "She sheered her car around the obstacle"
    --2 is one way to
    steer, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, direct, point, head, guide, channelize, channelise
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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