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veer

veer

 
 
pronunciation:
vir
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: veered, veering, veers
definition: to turn aside or away from a particular course; change direction; swerve.
The car veered to the right to avoid hitting the deer.She veered from the subject of politics as she knew the conversation would soon become an argument.
similar words:
bend, chop, deviate, dodge, sheer, swerve, tack, turn, wrench
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to change the direction or course of; turn.
similar words:
deviate, dodge, swerve, turn
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part of speech: noun
definition: a change in direction, course, or the like.
similar words:
swerve, turn
derivation: veeringly (adv.)