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  Definition of Sheer
  1. cause to sheer; "She sheered her car around the obstacle"
  2. turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
  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"
  4. not mixed with extraneous elements; "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing"
  5. 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"
  6. directly; "he fell sheer into the water"
  7. straight up or down without a break
Similar Words: swerve, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut, bluff, bold, plain, unmingled, unmixed, diaphanous, filmy, gauzy, gossamer, see-through, transparent, vaporous, cobwebby, perpendicularly

 

Hyponyms: peel off, yaw

 

Derivational Morphology: swerve, swerving, veering, course, trend, curve, curved shape, bend, yaw

 

 
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