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Adjective
Having an incline approaching the perpendicular
“That tour became the stuff of legends when the guide walked us out the other end and stopped before a sheer cliff wall.”
Adjective
Having no exceptions or restrictions
“The 3-2 win there a few years back is probably still the best game I've ever played in, but for sheer drama it's hard to top winning a game in injury time.”
Adjective
Very thin and easy to see through
“She made a modern day canopy that is often seen hanging from a ceiling with the sheer fabric draping over the bed.”
Verb
To change one's course or direction
“River users say that the measures do not address the real problem of the bridge itself and claim fully laden petrol barges could sheer off mudbanks close by and plough into it.”
Verb
Avoid or move away from an unpleasant topic
“Her mind sheered away from images she didn't want to dwell on.”
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