What is the difference between Shear and Sheer?




What is the difference between Shear and Sheer? :


Shear : (verb)

(
1 ) Cut the wool off a sheep with shears

It is a sheep-shearing time.

He sheared fifty sheep.


(
2 ) Become twisted or break under pressure

The bolt sheared and the thief came off.



Sheer : (adjective)

(
1 ) Complete, thorough, utter

It was a sheer waste of time.

What you say is sheer nonsense.

Many of the audience walked out through sheer boredom.


(
2 ) Thin, Light and almost transparent

She was wearing clothes made of sheer nylon.











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