Definition of VEER

to change one's course or direction <at this point the river veers to the southwest before finally emptying into the Atlantic Ocean>
Related Words tack, zigzag; double (back), turn back
to change the course or direction of (something) <veered the ship abruptly to the right to avoid a collision>
to depart abruptly from a straight line or course <without warning the car veered to the left and into an oncoming truck>
Synonyms break, cut, sheer, veer, yaw, zag, zig
Antonyms straighten

March 30, 2015
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