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bear off (of something)

To turn or veer off of a road. This phrase is often given as an instruction to someone who is driving. Now bear off of this road and then take the highway entrance to the right.
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bear off (of something)

to turn off a road or course. Bear off the main road to the left. Don't bear off too sharply.
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Teenage lads regularly raided the efforts of the competition after dark, bearing off their booty of fuel to be added to their own pyre.
RD CECIL LANE DOGPOOL ROAD At this fork, bearing off right will bring you through playing fields, over Pershore Road South and through Kings Norton Park to Kings Norton local nature reserve and the Wychall reservoir.
Unscrew the castle nut and slide the rod bearing off the shaft.
The concentric bearing adapter press-fits onto the shaft, and automatically loosens for maintenance or replacement by simply turning a nut-which pulls the bearing off and pushes the adapter in the opposite direction.
In order to test Austin's knowledge of the desert further, I took a bearing off the cow's exposed, skeletal nose, and began searching for the spring that she assured us must be there.