1. Straight up or down without a break (synset 400454019)
  2. Directly (synset 400453945)
    "he fell sheer into the water"
  1. Complete and without restriction or qualification;
    Sometimes used informally as intensifiers (synset 300522835)
    "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"
  2. Not mixed with extraneous elements (synset 301913300)
    "plain water"; "sheer wine"; "not an unmixed blessing"
  3. Very steep;
    Having a prominent and almost vertical front (synset 301148907)
    "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock"
  4. So thin as to transmit light (synset 302422186)
    "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"
  1. Turn sharply;
    Change direction abruptly (synset 202037140)
    "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
  2. Cause to sheer (synset 201845413)
    "She sheered her car around the obstacle"

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