veer off

veer off (from someone or something)

to turn or steer sharply away from someone or something. The bird veered off from the cluster of trees. The bird veered off and missed hitting the post.
See also: off, veer

veer off

v.
To turn aside suddenly and leave some course, direction, or purpose: The tire blew out, and the car veered off the road. The road veers off to the right, so stay alert. The teacher veered off the topic and left the students bewildered.
See also: off, veer
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A YACHT skipper who forced an Irish ferry to veer off course has been prosecuted by the Port of Milford Haven.
The driver of one of the cars lost control over his steering wheel, causing his car to veer off the right lane.
Despite childhood challenges that may cause some to veer off course, Mitchell harnessed the disappointment and used it to create a flourishing motivational speaking enterprise aimed primarily at youth and young adults.
Dubai Two suspects have been charged with stealing a vehicle after endangering two individuals' lives EoAC" by terrorising them with a car chase EoAC" before forcing them to veer off the main road.
It is not known what caused the car to veer off the road and police investigations are being carried out.
Parents had expressed concerns that vehicles could veer off the road, crashing through a chain-link fence and onto school property.
And like the tradition of storytelling, Salvatore's text can veer off into long passages of historical background information to place Franklin's life and the African American experience in context with the world at large, not separate from, but central to.
At around 4pm they had been driving through Otterburn when Mrs Jeffries believes she fell asleep at the wheel of the car, causing it to veer off the road and crash into a garden wall.
Too often businesses veer off into different areas and lose their main focus.
In quintessential Almodovar fashion, it's a zigzag trip, filled with seeming detours that turn into main routes and foregone conclusions that veer off before they reach their mistakenly anticipated end.
The host is responsible for keeping everyone on track and not letting the discussion veer off," says Felecia Wintons, owner of Books for Thought in Tampa, Florida.
TrueTrack - Invacare's proprietary technology that allows the power chair to maintain a true response to the driver command and not veer off course, regardless of terrain or obstacles.
Summary: A 28-year-old UAE national died on the spot after a tyre burst caused his car to veer off the road and crash into an electric pole at Al Lewa Street in Ras Al Khaimah early morning on Wednesday.
This sets up the film's few flashes of humor, but it also leads to the fatal moment when Segal and first-time screenwriter George Wing veer off into mawkishness and - even more embarrassing - the introduction of other characters, like Ten-Second Tom, afflicted with memory loss.
Crafts that veer off orbit, overheat from overexposure to the sun, lose their attitude, or fail to perform mission-critical functions will now have the capacity to identify these malfunctions and self-correct.