a sheer drop

a sheer drop
крутой обрыв

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  • sheer — 01. The rock climber was able to go up a [sheer] wall of rock using only the most basic equipment. 02. Drinking and driving is [sheer] stupidity, and it puts others needlessly at risk. 03. The woman was wearing a [sheer] black nightgown with… …   Grammatical examples in English

  • sheer — 1 adjective 1 sheer luck/happiness/stupidity etc luck, happiness etc with no other feeling or quality mixed with it: It was sheer bliss not having to get up. | sheer hypocrisy 2 the sheer weight/size etc of used to emphasize how heavy, big etc… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • sheer — [[t]ʃɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] sheerer, sheerest 1) ADJ: ADJ n (emphasis) You can use sheer to emphasize that a state or situation is complete and does not involve or is not mixed with anything else. His music is sheer delight... Sheer chance quite often plays …   English dictionary

  • drop — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 reduction ADJECTIVE ▪ big, considerable, huge, large, massive ▪ marked, noticeable, significant, substantial …   Collocations dictionary

  • sheer — sheer1 [ʃıə US ʃır] adj [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from Old Norse skArr pure ] 1.) the sheer weight/size etc used to emphasize that something is very heavy, large etc the sheer weight/size etc of ▪ The sheer size of the country makes… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • sheer´ness — sheer1 «shihr», adjective, adverb, noun. –adj. 1. very thin; almost transparent: »Sheer white curtains hung at the little windows to let in as much light as possible. 2. unmixed with anything else; complete: »sheer nonsense. She fainted from… …   Useful english dictionary

  • drop — [[t]drɒ̱p[/t]] ♦♦ drops, dropping, dropped 1) V ERG If a level or amount drops or if someone or something drops it, it quickly becomes less. [V prep/adv] Temperatures can drop to freezing at night... [V prep/adv] Once the rate rises it never… …   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

  • sheer — adjective 1) the sheer audacity of the plan Syn: utter, complete, absolute, total, pure, downright, out and out 2) a sheer drop Syn: steep, abrupt, sharp, precipitous …   Synonyms and antonyms dictionary

  • drop — I n. fall 1) a sharp; sheer; sudden drop 2) a drop in (a sharp drop in the interest rate) depository 3) a mail drop II v. 1) (A; used without to) ( to write ) drop me a line when you get there 2) (d; intr.) ( to lag ) to drop behind (he dropped… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • drop — drop1 W2S1 [drɔp US dra:p] v past tense and past participle dropped present participle dropping ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(let something fall)¦ 2¦(fall)¦ 3¦(move your body down)¦ 4¦(become less)¦ 5¦(reduce)¦ 6¦(not include)¦ 7¦(stop doing something)¦ …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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