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veer

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of veer

  1. 1 to change one's course or direction at this point the river veers to the southwest before finally emptying into the Atlantic Ocean Synonyms of veer detour, deviate, diverge, sheer, swerve, swing, turn off, turn, wheelWords Related to veer tack, zigzag; double (back), turn back

  2. 2 to change the course or direction of (something) veered the ship abruptly to the right to avoid a collision Synonyms of veer deflect, divert, redirect, swing, turn, wheel, whipWords Related to veer avert, deviate, move, rechannel, shift, shunt, sidetrack, swerve, switch, transfer; swivel, twist, whirl, zigzag; bend, curve, sway; reverse, turn back

  3. 3 to depart abruptly from a straight line or course without warning the car veered to the left and into an oncoming truck Synonyms of veer break, cut, sheer, swerve, yaw, zag, zigWords Related to veer skew, slew (also slue); arc, arch, bend, bow, crook, curve, hook, round, sweep, wheel; about-face, pivot; circle, coil, curl, loop, spiral; turn, twist, wind; weave, zigzag; deviate, stray, wander, waverAntonyms of veer straighten



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