sheer

sheer
I 1. [ʃɪə(r)]
aggettivo
1) (pure) [boredom, hypocrisy, stupidity] puro

out of sheer malice — per pura cattiveria

by sheer accident — per puro caso

2) (utter)

the sheer immensity of it — la sua immensità

3) (steep) [cliff] ripido, a picco
4) (fine) [fabric] sottile, fine; [stockings] velato
2.
avverbio [rise, fall] a picco
II [ʃɪə(r)]
verbo intransitivo virare, invertire la rotta (anche fig.)
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I 1. [ʃiə] adjective
1) (absolute: Her singing was a sheer delight; It all happened by sheer chance.)
2) (very steep: a sheer drop to the sea.)
3) ((of cloth) very thin: sheer silk.)
2. adverb
(verticaly: The land rises sheer out of the sea.)
II [ʃiə]
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I [ʃɪə(r)]
1. adj, -er comp -est superl
1) (utter: madness, greed) puro (-a), (waste of time) totale, (necessity) assoluto (-a)

that's sheer robbery! — è un furto bello e buono!

it's sheer greed — è pura avidità

the sheer impossibility of ... — l'assoluta impossibilità di...

by sheer chance; by a sheer accident — per puro caso or pura combinazione

2) (transparent) trasparente
3) (precipitous) a picco

a sheer drop — uno strapiombo

2. adv
a picco, a perpendicolo
II [ʃɪə(r)] vi
(also: to sheer off) (gen) Naut deviare
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sheer (1) /ʃɪə(r)/
A a.
1 allo stato puro; puro e semplice; vero e proprio; bell'e buono; mero (lett.): sheer selfishness, egoismo puro e semplice; It's sheer folly, è una vera follia; sheer nonsense, una sciocchezza bell'e buona; I made it by sheer luck, ce l'ho fatta proprio per un pelo (o solo per fortuna); sheer impossibility, assoluta impossibilità
2 perpendicolare; a picco: a sheer cliff, una scogliera a picco; una falesia; a sheer drop, uno strapiombo; a sheer rock face, una parete a strapiombo
3 (di tessuto o capo di vestiario) sottile; diafano; trasparente: sheer stockings, calze da donna sottilissime
4 (di liquore) liscio
B avv.
1 completamente; affatto
2 proprio
3 a picco; a perpendicolo: The rock rises sheer from the water, la rupe sorge a picco dalle acque.
sheer (2) /ʃɪə(r)/
n.
1 (naut.) cambio (o inversione) di rotta; virata
2 (naut.) straorzata; abbattuta: a rank sheer, una straorzata violenta e improvvisa
3 (per estens.) inversione di rotta; cambiamento di direzione; deviazione
4 (naut.) posizione (della nave all'ancora) rispetto all'ormeggio; angolo di ormeggio
5 (naut.) curvatura, insellatura (del ponte)
6 (pl.) ► sheerlegs.
sheer (3) /ʃɪə(r)/
n. [u]
(ind. tess.) tessuto diafano (o trasparente): a sheer blouse, una camicetta di tessuto trasparente.
(to) sheer /ʃɪə(r)/
A v. i.
1 (naut.) cambiare rotta; invertire la rotta; virare
2 (naut.) straorzare; abbattersi: The ship suddenly sheered towards the sandbank, all'improvviso la nave si abbatté al traverso della secca
3 (per estens.) invertire la rotta (fig.); cambiare direzione; deviare
B v. t.
1 (naut.) straorzare; far virare; invertire la rotta di (una nave)
2 (naut.) governare: to sheer a ship to her anchor, governare una nave all'ancora
3 (per estens.) guidare, portare (un veicolo): I sheered my car around the larger potholes, ho guidato (la macchina) in modo da scansare le buche più grandi
to sheer away (o to sheer off), (naut.) allontanarsi, scostarsi, largare; (fig.) girare alla larga, svicolare (anche fig.): The boat sheered off to avoid a collision, il battello si è scostato per evitare una collisione; He sheered off so as not to meet me, girò alla larga per non incontrarmi □ to sheer off from sb. [a subject], evitare, scansare q. [un argomento].
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I 1. [ʃɪə(r)]
aggettivo
1) (pure) [boredom, hypocrisy, stupidity] puro

out of sheer malice — per pura cattiveria

by sheer accident — per puro caso

2) (utter)

the sheer immensity of it — la sua immensità

3) (steep) [cliff] ripido, a picco
4) (fine) [fabric] sottile, fine; [stockings] velato
2.
avverbio [rise, fall] a picco
II [ʃɪə(r)]
verbo intransitivo virare, invertire la rotta (anche fig.)

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