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
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
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.
Authorities are investigating what caused the teen to veer off the road, 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
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
And there was a moment or two in the early going when it seemed like he might be veering into dangerous territory.
Not only in Parliament there is no Opposition, but the press is veering round and treating him with great civility.The Greville Memoirs|Charles C. F. Greville
We continued thus two days and two nights, veering now to one side, now to the other, as God inspired us.
Thus, in the midst of human opinions, veering to every point of the compass, the Bible has ever remained fixed to one point.The Religion of Geology and Its Connected Sciences|Edward Hitchcock
The house had swung along in the middle of the stream; now its course was veering slightly to the left.The Young Mountaineers|Charles Egbert Craddock
But no sign was given, and veering suddenly from dread to derision, they tore down the temple, and destroyed the sacred emblems.A Month in Yorkshire|Walter White
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)