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steer

verb uk   /stɪər/ us    /stɪr/
B2 [I or T] to control the direction of a vehicle: She carefully steered the car around the potholes. This car is very easy to steer. [I or T] If a vehicle steers, it follows a particular route or direction: The ship passed Land's End, then steered towards southern Ireland. [T usually + adv/prep] to take someone or something or make someone or something go in the direction in which you want them or it to go: She steered her guests into the dining room. I'd like to steer our discussion back to our original topic. The main task of the new government will be to steer the country towards democracy.

steer

noun [C] uk   /stɪər/ us    /stɪr/
a young male of the cattle family that has had its sex organs removed, usually kept for meat
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