steer for (something)

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steer for (something)

To guide or aim a vehicle in the direction of something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "steer" and "for" to specify what is being driven. I steered for the embankment to avoid the truck that was barreling toward us. She steered her boat for the mouth of the river.
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steer something for something

to aim oneself or one's vehicle toward something. Jeff steered the car for the entrance to the tunnel and stepped on the gas. The driver steered the bus for the center lane just in time.
See also: steer
References in classic literature ?
He steered for me--I had to look after him, I worried about his deficiencies, and thus a subtle bond had been created, of which I only became aware when it was suddenly broken.
I wondered if Captain Nemo, foolishly imprudent, would steer his vessel into that pass where Dumont d'Urville's two corvettes touched; when, swerving again, and cutting straight through to the west, he steered for the Island of Gilboa.