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sheer

US [ʃɪr]
UK [ʃɪə(r)]
  • adj.纯;纯粹的;十足的;全然的
  • adv.十足地;全然地;绝对地;垂直地
  • n.透明薄纱;【航海】舷弧;以单锚系泊的船位;偏航
  • v.【航海】(使)偏航;(使)偏荡;避开;(使)转向
  • Web陡峭的;绝对的;完全的
Past Participle:sheered  Present Participle:sheering  Simple Present:sheers  
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adj.
1.
[obn]
(用来强调事物的大小、程度或数量)used to emphasize the size, degree or amount of sth
The area is under threat from the sheer number of tourists using it.
这一地区由于游客人数太多而面临威胁。
We were impressed by the sheer size of the cathedral.
大教堂的宏大规模给我们留下了深刻的印象。
2.
[obn]
完全的;纯粹的;十足的complete and not mixed with anything else
The concert was sheer delight.
这场音乐会是一次十足的享受。
I only agreed out of sheer desperation.
我一时情急才同意的。
3.
陡峭的very steep
sheer cliffs/slopes
悬崖峭壁;陡坡
Outside there was a sheer drop down to the sea below.
外面是一道陡坡,直插大海。
4.
又薄又轻几乎透明的thin, light and almost transparent
sheer nylon
透明尼龙
adv.
1.
垂直地;陡峭地straight up or down
The cliffs rise sheer from the beach.
悬崖从海滩上拔地而起。
The ground dropped sheer away at our feet.
在我们脚下,地势陡降。
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