Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “veer”

veer

verb [I + adv/prep]     /vɪər/ US  /vɪr/
to change direction: All of a sudden, the car veered off the road. Moments before crashing, the jet was seen veering sharply to the right. Three men were feared dead last night after a helicopter veered off course into an oil platform. Our talk soon veered onto the subject of money.Changing direction
(Definition of veer verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Focus on the pronunciation of veer

Browse related topics

You are looking at an entry to do with Changing direction, but you might be interested in these topics from the Moving in particular directions topic area:

Definitions of “veer” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

friendship

a situation in which two people are friends

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More