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sheer

  
  ( sheerer    comparative)   ( sheerest    superlative  )
1       adj   You can use sheer to emphasize that a state or situation is complete and does not involve or is not mixed with anything else.  
ADJ n     (emphasis)    (=pure)  
His music is sheer delight..., Sheer chance quite often plays an important part in sparking off an idea.     
2       adj   A sheer cliff or drop is extremely steep or completely vertical.  
usu ADJ n  
There was a sheer drop just outside my window...     
3       adj   Sheer material is very thin, light, and delicate.  
...sheer black tights.     
Translation English - Cobuild Collins Dictionary  
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n.
Yo era un niño, ahora soy un adulto
exp.
means "that's just the way it is"
c'est comme ça, point barre
id.
damn it!
Rats! I will be late to the meeting.
exp.
go crazy; get angry; lose self-control
E.g.: I will lose it if we keep listening to this song.
exp.
it's ready!
or "dinner's ready!"; "lunch is ready!"; "breakfast's ready!"
n.
new trend in computing to take into account the environmental aspect when designing IT systems.
exp.
"to be up for it" means to be willing to participate
she's really up for it: elle est partante
exp.
it occurred to me, I suddenly thought of it, I had an idea all of a sudden
E.g: I wondered all day long how to solve this problem and it suddenly hit me...I had to talk to Marry.
exp.
expression used to encourage someone to say what is on their mind, what is bothering them
v.
avoid or at least minimize risks ; choose the safest way in case of doubt
to be on the safe side ; play safe
exp.
consider that two parties don't owe anything to each other
exp.
ça craint! ; c'est nul!
[Arg.];[Slang]
exp.
it sounds interesting or attractive
n.
means a liquid is not clear: this tea's got bits in it, I don't like yogurt with bits in it
assez proche de l'idée de 'il y a à boire et à manger'
adj.
the decision is yours
exp.
I can't understand it, I can't believe it, I can't accept it
exp.
phrase meant to emphasize the speaker's self-assurance
syn.: you can bet on it; trust me; you can count on it; I'm telling you...
exp.
get well with someone from the very beginning of the relationship
used when referring to romantic relationship, but also in a larger meaning: He hit it off with his teacher; he will continue taking classes with her.
exp.
It is healthy to laugh
[US]
exp.
something is easy to do
exp.
Used to express that it is impossible to decide between two options because they're equal
English expression
n.
device that holds a book while reading it
adj.
A vain attempt or action is One that fails to achieve what was
adv. adj.
looking good; having a look that was obviously well taken care of.
e.g a very well put together woman (adj.) You look well put together (adj.)
n.
Materialistic concept neonewtonist. In its measures, this variation of length of traveled route (by unit of time) by a group of photons ( φ is the initial of photons) - the light signal - is equal to what is collectively called " radial velocity". It distinguishes itself from it in its gnoseology.
Phys. Concept before 2007 The redshift indicates the phi-speed of a star. But do not give the immediate knowledge of its absolute speed.
adj.
when a shop is boarded up, it means it is no longer in business and that wooden planks have been nailed over its windows.
one in seven shops in the UK are boarded up

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