steer into (something)

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steer into (something)

1. To guide or aim a vehicle into something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "steer" and "into" to specify what is being driven. I swerved to avoid the truck that was barreling toward us and steered right into the side of a building. She steered her boat into the harbor. The maniac steered his van right into a crowd of people.
2. To guide, direct, or lead someone into some situation. A noun or pronoun is used between "steer" and "into." The star quarterback helped steer the team into the playoffs for the first time in nearly 40 years. That dodgy financial advisor steered us into all sorts of bad investments.
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steer into something

to turn or drive into something. Try to steer into the right parking space this time. Poor Wally steered into the curb.
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One year later, we now know it was neither: The flight's co-pilot, Andreas Lubitz, is thought to have steered the plane into the mountains on purpose.
Prosecutors believe 27-year-old German co-pilot Andreas Lubitz locked the captain out of the cockpit and steered the plane into a mountainside on a flight from Barcelona to Duesseldorf on March 24.
Lubitz, believed to have deliberately steered the plane into a mountain in the French Alps, broke off his pilot training for several months in 2009 and upon restarting informed the Lufthansa pilot training school by email he had overcome a period of severe depression.
Holidaymakers returning from the Med were told to remain in their seats for almost an hour after a pilot steered the plane into a boarding stairway at Edinburgh airport.