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sheer / puro
sheer   1   [ʃɪər]
A. -adjective
sheerer   comparative
sheerest   superlative
1. (=absolute)   puro,   absoluto
·by sheer [accident]
·by sheer [chance]
·de pura casualidad
·in sheer [desperation]
·en último extremo
·by sheer [hard work]
·gracias simplemente al trabajo
·the sheer [impossibility] of ...
·la total imposibilidad de ...
2. (=transparent)   transparente,   fino
3. (=precipitous)   escarpado
B. -adverb
·it [falls] sheer to the sea
·baja sin oneselfáculo alguno hasta el mar
·it [rises] sheer for 100 metres
·se levanta verticalmente unos 100 metros
sheer / desviarse de un tema
-intransitive verb
·to sheer away from a topic
·desviarse de un tema,   evitar hablar de un tema
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged and Audio Headword Pronunciation (Spanish) 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co Ltd. 1971,1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992,1993,1996,1997,2000,2003,2005.
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