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
Youth quarterbacks, once resigned to handing off out of the veer or I-formation, now start lining up in shotgun in Pop Warner.Rookie QBs were expected to struggle this year. Instead they’re setting a record pace.|Adam Kilgore|November 12, 2020|Washington Post
One of his first touches was a close-range threat that deflected off a defender and veered wide.D.C. United gets the help it needs but can’t help itself to an MLS playoff berth|Steven Goff|November 9, 2020|Washington Post
Generally, these people are selected for their loyalty to their party, so it’s rare that they veer from that path.Follow along as battleground states tally presidential votes|John Kennedy|November 5, 2020|Popular Science
The fabled Coast Highway had to veer inland between Fort Bragg and Eureka, leaving a pristine Lost Coast of 80 miles, 25 of which are blissfully hikeable.
Though the hearing was supposed to focus on Section 230, senators often veered off topic to discuss other issues including data privacy, antitrust, and political ads.4 key moments from the Senate’s showdown with Big Tech CEOs|Danielle Abril|October 28, 2020|Fortune
But the car roared away, the driver so desperate to escape that he veered into oncoming traffic.Did the Amber Lynn Coplin Murder Photos Sicken the Creeps of 4Chan?|Michael Daly|November 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“It was as though she had veered, accidentally, into her own life,” writes Shields elsewhere.
Kerry stuck mostly to his script, but veered off at times, as he often does.
Carey veered past a bollard, finally crashing into a barricade not far from a guard booth.What Pushed Miriam Carey to a Capitol Hill Tragedy?|Michael Daly|October 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
He veered to the right and took the streets rather than the bridge.How New York City’s ‘Sons of Anarchy’ Terrorized a Young Family|Michael Daly|October 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The best bower was immediately let go, and veered to two cables, which did not check her.
On the landing, however, either his cousin persuaded him, or he veered about and changed his mind as usual.The Moonstone|Wilkie Collins
Siha veered sharply and came sweeping at right angles across the path.Warrior of the Dawn|Howard Carleton Browne
The wind had now veered to the west, and was so moderate, that we could bear two reefs out of the top-sails.
After the Restoration public taste in England veered towards the French and classical dramatic models.A Life of William Shakespeare|Sidney Lee
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)