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English definition of “steer clear of sb/sth”

steer clear of sb/sth

C2 to avoid someone or something that seems unpleasant, dangerous, or likely to cause problems: Her speech steered clear of controversial issues. They warned their children to steer clear of drugs.
(Definition of steer clear of sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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