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Meaning of sheer

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

      adv 1: straight up or down without a break [syn: {sheer},
      2: directly; "he fell sheer into the water"
      adj 1: 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" [syn: {absolute},
             {downright}, {out-and-out(a)}, {rank(a)}, {right-down},
      2: not mixed with extraneous elements; "plain water"; "sheer
         wine"; "not an unmixed blessing" [syn: {plain}, {sheer},
         {unmingled}, {unmixed}]
      3: 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" [syn: {bluff}, {bold},
      4: 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" [syn: {diaphanous}, {filmy},
         {gauzy}, {gauze-like}, {gossamer}, {see-through}, {sheer},
         {transparent}, {vaporous}, {vapourous}, {cobwebby}]
      v 1: turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to
           the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the
           right" [syn: {swerve}, {sheer}, {curve}, {trend}, {veer},
           {slue}, {slew}, {cut}]
      2: cause to sheer; "She sheered her car around the obstacle"

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