Definition of sheer verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

sheer

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ʃɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sheer
BrE BrE//ʃɪə(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪr//
 
he / she / it sheers
BrE BrE//ʃɪəz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪrz//
 
past simple sheered
BrE BrE//ʃɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪrd//
 
past participle sheered
BrE BrE//ʃɪəd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ʃɪrd//
 
-ing form sheering
BrE BrE//ˈʃɪərɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈʃɪrɪŋ//
 
 
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Word Originverb early 17th cent.: perhaps from Middle Low German scheren ‘to shear’. Phrasal Verbssheer off
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sheer