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English definition of “steer”

steer

verb     /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.Driving and operating road vehicles [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.General words for movement [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 .Taking someone somewhere or telling them the way
(Definition of steer verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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