steer (someone) wrong

Definition of steer (someone) wrong

:to give someone bad advice
  • You should listen to me. I won't steer you wrong.

Word by Word Definitions

steer play
  1. : a male bovine animal and especially a domestic ox (Bos taurus) castrated before sexual maturity — compare stag 3

  2. : an ox less than four years old

  1. : to control the course of : direct

  2. : to set and hold to (a course)

  3. : to direct the course (as of a ship or automobile)

  1. : a hint as to procedure : tip

  1. : dialectal British variant of stir

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

wrong play
  1. : an injurious, unfair, or unjust act : action or conduct inflicting harm without due provocation or just cause

  2. : a violation or invasion of the legal rights of another

  3. : something wrong, immoral, or unethical

  1. : not according to the moral standard : sinful, immoral

  2. : not right or proper according to a code, standard, or convention : improper

  3. : not according to truth or facts : incorrect

  1. : without accuracy : incorrectly

  2. : without regard for what is proper or just

  3. : in a wrong direction

  1. : to do wrong to : injure, harm

  2. : to treat disrespectfully or dishonorably : violate

  3. : defraud


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