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Meaning of “veer” in the English Dictionary

"veer" in British English

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veerverb [I + adv/prep]

uk   /vɪər/  us   /vɪr/
to ​changedirection: 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 ​feareddead last ​night after a ​helicopter veered off ​course into an ​oilplatform. Our ​talksoon veered onto the ​subject of ​money.
(Definition of veer from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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veerverb [I]

 us   /vɪər/
to ​suddenlychangedirection: The ​officersaw the ​car veer off the ​side of the ​road.
(Definition of veer from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “veer”
in Korean 방향을 갑자기 바꾸다…
in Arabic تَغيير الاتَجاه فَجأة…
in Malaysian berubah arah…
in French virer…
in Chinese (Traditional) 改變方向, 轉向…
in Italian sbandare, svoltare…
in Spanish virar…
in Vietnamese thay đổi hướng đi…
in Portuguese desviar(-se), guinar…
in Thai หันเห…
in German sich drehen…
in Catalan virar, desviar-se…
in Japanese ~が向きを変える…
in Chinese (Simplified) 改变方向, 转向…
in Indonesian membelok, membanting stir…
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