There are 2 translations of sheer in Spanish:

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Pronunciation: /ʃɪr; ʃɪə(r)/

adjective/adjetivo (sheerer, sheerest)

  • 1 (pure, absolute) (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) puro he did it out of sheer desperation/necessity lo hizo por pura desesperación/necesidad by sheer coincidence por pura casualidad it was sheer bad luck that … fue por pura mala suerte que … his sheer ignorance su ignorancia supina it's sheer nonsense to suggest that … es un verdadero disparate decir que …, no es más que un disparate decir que … that would be sheer lunacy eso sería una auténtica locura he succeeded by sheer hard work lo logró a fuerza de trabajar sin tregua they were overwhelmed by the sheer size of the problem los abrumaba la mera magnitud del problema
    Example sentences
    • Then began three months of hard work, and long nights mixed with sheer panic and pure delight that this project was becoming a reality.
    • And that is how one man made a life for himself through hard work, sheer determination, and utter loyalty.
    • He had risen in the ranks of the party by the sheer dint of his hard work and forthrightness.
  • 2 (vertical) [drop] a pique, vertical; [cliff] escarpado, cortado a pico or a pique
    Example sentences
    • Whereas the canyon's south side is terraced and textured, the north walls are sheer cliffs.
    • That tour became the stuff of legends when the guide walked us out the other end and stopped before a sheer cliff wall.
    • Snails are why I grow strawberries in window boxes, not that a snail sees the sheer cliff of wall leading to the window ledge as anything but a challenge.
  • 3 (fine) [stockings/nylon/fabric] muy fino, transparente
    Example sentences
    • The dress was white, with a sheer fabric over it.
    • Bias-cut dresses in silk, satin and sheer fabrics fit the bill for affairs that require strap heels and heavy flirting.
    • A sheer, a see-through or sheer fabric usually used as an inner drapery, gives a softening effect to window treatment.

adverb/adverbio

  • 1.1 (vertically) the cliffs rise sheer out of the sea los acantilados se yerguen verticalmente sobre el mar it falls sheer in the sea cae a pico or a pique hasta el mar 1.2 (completely) (as intensifier/como palabra enfática) totalmente, completamente

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sheer2

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [Nautical/Náutica] desviarse*
    Example sentences
    • The Marine Accident Investigation Branch said the collision was caused by the training ship Arold - which had a qualified pilot on board, as well as three trainees and six crew - losing control when she suddenly sheered to port on a bend.
    • But they say that the measures do not address the real problem of the bridge itself and have painted nightmare scenarios of fully laden petrol barges sheering off mudbanks close by and ploughing into it.
    • River-users who had painted nightmare scenarios of fully laden petrol barges sheering off mud banks into the bridge welcomed the change of heart as a triumph for common sense.

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

Phrasal verbs

sheer away

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
[ship/plane] desviarse* a topic which most people tend to sheer away from un tema que la mayoría de la gente tiende a evitar or eludir

sheer off

verb + adverb/verbo + adverbio
desviarse*, cambiar de rumbo

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