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veer (away) (from someone or something)

to swerve away from someone or something; to turn aside to avoid someone or something. The plane veered away from the mountain. The car veered from the children who were in its path.

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 toward someone or something

to turn sharply or swerve toward someone or something. The car suddenly veered toward me. The horse veered toward the side of the bridle path.
See also: toward, 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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The truck then veered to the right and plunged down an embankment and through a barbed-wire fence into the aqueduct, about 200 feet from the road, other witnesses told investigators.
It is thought the plane veered down a banking, through a wall and came to rest in a field.
It was not known how the driver lost control over the vehicle which veered off the road and hit the rocky riverbank over 300 feet down," he said, adding the police were investigating the cause of the accident.
FUJAIRAH - Five Asians were killed instantly and six suffered moderate to serious injuries when a minibus transporting workers of a company veered off the Dibba-Al Taween road and fell into a pit in Al Meea valley on Thursday morning.
Police would like to hear from anyone who was on the southbound M6 between junction two for Coventry and junction one for Rugby, shortly after midnight on Sunday when a blue Jaguar car veered off the carriageway and overturned.
His Peugeot veered off the carriageway, rolled down an embankment and hit a tree near Junction 11 of the M4 at about 2.
One source told the Mirror: "The car was heading for Belfast and for some reason just veered across the road.
SIMI VALLEY -- A motorist died after the car he was driving veered off Tapo Canyon Road and hit a tree early Saturday, according to the Ventura County Sheriff's Department.
A DRIVER was left with a suspected broken hip after his car veered out of control and smashed into a tree on a busy Midland road.
COOS BAY - A 23-year-old woman died Sunday after her car veered out of control and landed on its side in shallow water.
Police are still investigating why the oil truck veered into the oncoming lane.
Check the diagram to consider the position of the base-runner in relation to second base if he had veered to his right after passing first, and then consider his position had he drifted to his left.
A small commercial aircraft veered off a runway in St.
A driver was killed after his car veered across a road in Gateshead and hit another car travelling in the opposite direction.
But at the last, Batchelor switched his whip again-and even as he went to use it the winner veered into the runner-up.