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sheer

sheer - Dictionary definition and meaning for word sheer

Definition
(verb) turn sharply; change direction abruptly
Synonyms : curve , cut , slew , slue , swerve , trend , veer
Example Sentence
  • The car cut to the left at the intersection
  • The motorbike veered to the right

Definition
(verb) cause to sheer
Example Sentence
  • She sheered her car around the obstacle

Definition
(adj) complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adj) not mixed with extraneous elements
Synonyms : plain , unmingled , unmixed
Example Sentence
  • plain water
  • sheer wine
  • not an unmixed blessing

Definition
(adj) very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front
Synonyms : bluff , bold
Example Sentence
  • a bluff headland
  • where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise
  • a sheer descent of rock

Definition
(adj) so thin as to transmit light
Example Sentence
  • 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

Definition
(adv) straight up or down without a break
Synonyms : perpendicularly

Definition
(adv) directly
Example Sentence
  • he fell sheer into the water

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for sheer

SHEER and CLEAR which are rhyming words refer to something that is clean and pure.
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by pushpa_edit

sheer sounds like veer...both exactly same meaning
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by srinpraveen

cover things by THIN TRANSPARENT SHEETS(SHEER)
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by nikhilparasher

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by lazyeinstein

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