veer off course

Definition of veer off course

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

Word by Word Definitions

veerplay
  1. :  to let out (as a rope)

  1. :  to change direction or course

    :  to shift in a clockwise direction — compare back

    :  to change course by turning the stern to the wind

  1. :  a change in course or direction

  1. :  from a place or position

    :  away from land

    :  at a distance in space or time

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

    :  to seaward of

    :  from the possession or charge of

  1. :  seaward

    :  right

    :  more removed or distant

  1. :  to go away :  depart

    :  kill, murder

  1. : office; officer; official

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

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

    :  racecourse

  1. :  to follow close upon :  pursue

    :  to hunt or pursue (game) with hounds

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


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up veer off course? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

soon or gladly

Get Word of the Day daily email!