There are 3 translations of sheer in Spanish:

sheer1

Pronunciation: /ʃɪr; ʃɪə(r)/

adj (sheerer, sheerest)

  • 1 (pure, absolute) (as intensifier) 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

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adv

  • 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) totalmente , completamente

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Phrasal verbs

sheer away

v + adv
[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

v + adv
desviarse* , cambiar de rumbo

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