Sheered
Sheer Sheer, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Sheered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sheering}.] [D. sheren to shear, cut, withdraw, warp. See {Shear}.] To decline or deviate from the line of the proper course; to turn aside; to swerve; as, a ship sheers from her course; a horse sheers at a bicycle. [1913 Webster]

{To sheer off}, to turn or move aside to a distance; to move away.

{To sheer up}, to approach obliquely. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sheered — ʃɪr /ʃɪə n. swerve, sudden change of direction, abrupt change of course v. swerve, change course suddenly, change direction abruptly; cause to change course quickly, cause to swerve adj. thin and nearly transparent; not combined with… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sheered — ˈshi(ə)rd adjective Etymology: sheer (VIII) + ed of a ship : built with a specified sheer …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheer away — phrasal verb sheer off or sheer away [intransitive] Word forms sheer off : present tense I/you/we/they sheer off he/she/it sheers off present participle sheering off past tense sheered off past participle sheered off to change direction very… …   English dictionary

  • sheer off — phrasal verb sheer off or sheer away [intransitive] Word forms sheer off : present tense I/you/we/they sheer off he/she/it sheers off present participle sheering off past tense sheered off past participle sheered off to change direction very… …   English dictionary

  • sheer off — ˌsheer ˈoff ˌsheer a ˈway [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they sheer off he/she/it sheers off present participle sh …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheer away — ˌsheer ˈoff ˌsheer a ˈway [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they sheer off he/she/it sheers off prese …   Useful english dictionary

  • sheer — I adjective 1) the sheer audacity of the plan Syn: utter, complete, absolute, total, pure, downright, out and out, arrant, thorough, thoroughgoing, patent, veritable, unmitigated, plain 2) a sheer drop …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • turn — vb 1 Turn, revolve, rotate, gyrate, circle, spin, twirl, whirl, wheel, eddy, swirl, pirouette can all mean to go or move or cause to go or move in a circle. Turn is a general rather colorless word implying movement in circle after circle or in a… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • sheer — I UK [ʃɪə(r)] / US [ʃɪr] adjective ** 1) [only before noun] used for emphasizing the amount or degree of something Maya succeeded through sheer hard work. the sheer size/volume etc of something: We were overwhelmed by the sheer volume of work.… …   English dictionary

  • sheer away (from something) — ˌsheer aˈway/ˈoff (from sth) derived to change direction suddenly, especially in order to avoid hitting sth • The car sheered away, just missing the bike. • (figurative) Her mind sheered away from images she did not wish to dwell on …   Useful english dictionary

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