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steer

verb [T]
 
 
/stɪər/
to make something or someone go in a particular direction or progress in a particular way: steer sth back to sth I'd like to steer our discussion back to our original topic. steer sth through sth The new CEO will have to steer the company through choppy waters.
MANAGEMENT to be in charge of a company, organization, etc.: We have done a lot of long-term thinking about how we will steer the company.
steer a course/path to take a series of actions carefully in order to achieve a particular thing: The government will steer a course of stability for the economy.
steer clear to avoid someone or something that seems unpleasant, risky, or dangerous: steer clear (of sth/sb) He tries to steer clear of an overdraft on his current account. She has managed to steer clear of any suggestion of a conflict of interest. The risks are high, and careful investors should steer clear.
(Definition of steer verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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