verb (used without object)
verb (used with object)
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Origin of veer1
OTHER WORDS FROM veerveer·ing·ly, adverb
Definition for veer (2 of 2)
verb (used with object) Nautical.
Origin of veer2
Example sentences from the Web for veer
Almost immediately, my co-founder made it clear that my project management style was veering toward disaster.How to avoid being controlled by your digital tools|Michael J. Coren|February 7, 2021|Quartz
The pandemic's effect on sleepEpstein has found that pandemic sleep habits have veered in two directions — better and worse — which have had an effect on naps.Nap time is the new coffee break. Here’s how to make the most of it.|Galadriel Watson|February 1, 2021|Washington Post
Most notably, Miami-Dade County veered 22 points to the right in 2020 after drifting left in both 2012 and 2016.How The Frost Belt And Sun Belt Illustrate The Complexity Of America’s Urban-Rural Divide|Geoffrey Skelley (email@example.com)|January 27, 2021|FiveThirtyEight
The studied elegance of his “less-is-more” aesthetic keeps his film from veering into the manipulative territory that could easily undermine the cumulative emotional power it works so carefully to build.Firth, Tucci face tragedy with restraint in ‘Supernova’|John Paul King|January 26, 2021|Washington Blade
So unless the sponsor really veers off course with the acquisition target, the investors are likely to go along with the acquisition.
Urban Outfitters has a track record of putting out products that veer into attention-grabbing, supposedly edgy territory.Who Designed Urban Outfitters's Bloody Kent State Shirt? They Won't Say|Asawin Suebsaeng|September 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“We were taught with Reefer Madness that it was a hard-core drug and we should veer away from it,” she says.
The woman allegedly decided to hit her brakes suddenly and veer toward an exit, losing Tirico.World Cup Anchor Mike Tirico’s Bizarre History: Reports of Stalking and Sexual Harassment|Marlow Stern|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And yet Cinco de Mayo can veer so, so quickly into Cinco de Weirdly Racist Douchebaggery.
It is also his tendency to occasionally veer off-script, as he did recently with his attacks on Bill Clinton and Monica Lewinsky.
A moment later they were edging their way down the declivity of what once had been a railroad track, at last to veer.The White Desert|Courtney Ryley Cooper
If it should veer to the east before the second frame could be constructed the peril would be great.Toilers of the Sea|Victor Hugo
It requires another head than mine to veer round so often (changer si souvent de systame).History Of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. VII. (of XXI.)|Thomas Carlyle
In her preoccupation she let her fork veer away from her plate.The Opened Shutters|Clara Louise Burnham
Jean Greb, seeing the peril, had chosen to climb above the steep portion on the west slope, rather than veer to the east.Rescue Dog of the High Pass|James Arthur Kjelgaard
British Dictionary definitions for veer (1 of 2)
- (of the wind) to change direction clockwise in the northern hemisphere and anticlockwise in the southern
- nautical to blow from a direction nearer the sternCompare haul (def. 5)