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English - Vietnamese Dictionary
sheer /ʃiə/
  • tính từ
    • chỉ là; đúng là; hoàn toàn, tuyệt đối
      • it is sheer waste: thật chỉ là phí công
      • a sheer impossibility: một sự hoàn toàn không thể có được
    • dốc đứng, thẳng đứng
      • sheer coast: bờ biển dốc đứng
    • mỏng dính, trông thấy da (vải)
    • phó từ
      • hoàn toàn, tuyệt đối
      • thẳng, thẳng đứng
        • torn sheer out by the roots: bật thẳng cả rễ lên
        • to rise sheer from the water: đâm thẳng từ nước lên
    • danh từ
      • (từ Mỹ,nghĩa Mỹ) vải mỏng dính, vải trông thấy da
      • quần áo may bằng vải mỏng dính
      • danh từ
        • (hàng hải) sự cong vểnh lên (của con tàu ở phía mũi và đuôi)
        • sự chạy chệnh (khỏi hướng đã định)
        • nội động từ
          • (hàng hải) chạy chệch (khỏi hướng đã định)
          • to sheer off
            • bỏ mà đi, rời, tránh (một người, một vấn đề)
        Concise Dictionary
        sheers|sheered|sheeringʃɪr /ʃɪə
        +turn sharply; change direction abruptly
        +cause to sheer
        +complete and without restriction or qualification; sometimes used informally as intensifiers
        +not mixed with extraneous elements
        +very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front
        +so thin as to transmit light
        +straight up or down without a break

        Advanced English Dictionary
        adjective, adverb, verb
        + adjective
        1 [only before noun] used to emphasize the size, degree or amount of sth: The area is under threat from the sheer number of tourists using it. + We were impressed by the sheer size of the cathedral.
        2 [only before noun] complete and not mixed with anything else: The concert was sheer delight. + I only agreed out of sheer desperation.
        3 very steep: sheer cliffs / slopes + Outside there was a sheer drop down to the sea below.
        4 (of fabrics, etc.) thin, light and almost transparent: sheer nylon
        + adverb
        straight up or down: The cliffs rise sheer from the beach. + The ground dropped sheer away at our feet.
        Phrasal Verbs: sheer away / off (from sth) to change direction suddenly, especially in order to avoid hitting sth: The car sheered away, just missing the bike. + (figurative) Her mind sheered away from images she did not wish to dwell on.

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