veer off course

Definition of veer off course

:to begin to go in the wrong direction
  • The rocket veered off course.

Word by Word Definitions

veer play
  1. : to change direction or course

  2. : to shift in a clockwise direction — compare 4back 2

  3. : to change course by turning the stern to the wind

  1. : a change in course or direction

  1. : to let out (something, such as a rope)

off play
  1. : from a place or position

  2. : at a distance in space or time

  3. : from a course : aside

  1. used as a function word to indicate physical separation or distance from a position of rest, attachment, or union

  2. : to seaward of

  3. : from the possession or charge of

  1. : seaward

  2. : right

  3. : more removed or distant

  1. : to go away : depart

  2. : kill, murder

  1. : competition : contest

course play
  1. : the act or action of moving in a path from point to point

  2. : the path over which something moves or extends: such as

  3. : racecourse

  1. : to follow close upon : pursue

  2. : to hunt or pursue (game) with hounds

  3. : to cause (dogs) to run (as after game)


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