Origin of veer1
OTHER WORDS FROM veerveer·ing·ly, adverb
Other definitions for veer (2 of 2)
Origin of veer2
How to use veer in a sentence
Child may have come to regret how closely she veered toward condoning violence as she defended Norman.A shocking 19th-century crime reveals the continued need for gender equality|Julie Miller|December 27, 2020|Washington Post
They had no idea, the comments they would see someday, once their daughter veered suddenly from the football toward the American football.Sarah Fuller made history. Her parents understand why her moment matters.|Chuck Culpepper|December 3, 2020|Washington Post
Authorities are investigating what caused the teen to veer off the road, police said.
Jose Casarrubias Sanchez, 18, of Beltsville, was driving south on Ager Road in unincorporated Hyattsville when he veered off the left-hand side of the road and hit a median, police said.
He goes along as far as he can, then veers off to the vehicles when Wolfe’s enthusiasm spurs his mile times into the six-minute range.Can a hunter outrun an antelope? This ultra-marathoner is finding out.|By Christine Peterson/Outdoor Life|November 23, 2020|Popular-Science
For a country forever cracking down on those perceived as veering from the sexual norm, being gay is finally starting to pay.
The reaction to this development has engendered a fear that cultural morality is veering out of control.Religious Conservatives Are the New Minority, But They’re Not Victims|Gene Robinson|March 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He asked the tough questions, often veering into uncomfortable territory.
This darker sensibility keeps the book, to its great credit, from veering toward The Devil Wears Prada territory.
Once the state of opportunity, California is now veering on a cycle of decline that will be difficult to reverse, writes Tom Gray.Toxic State Syndrome: As California Declines, Texas Rises|Tom Gray|September 30, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The autumn lightning shot out from the sky, veering to the north and unmasking the black, raging lake and the distant city.Tess of the Storm Country|Grace Miller White
The wind kept veering about, sometimes to the southward and west, at others getting back to the north-west.The Missing Ship|W. H. G. Kingston
"Give her another five or six fathoms of chain," Ben said, himself attending to the veering out of the hawser.A Chapter of Adventures|G. A. Henty
The weather continued very severe, the wind veering from north-east to east-south-east.A Voyage to the South Sea|William Bligh
Robotcabs were swerving in, hovering above the ground to pick up passengers, then veering away.The Colors of Space|Marion Zimmer Bradley
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)