steer away from (someone or something)

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steer away from (someone or something)

1. To guide or aim a vehicle in a direction away from someone or something. A noun or pronoun can be used between "steer" and "away" to specify what is being driven. I steered away from the truck that was stopped in the middle of the road. She managed to steer the car away from the crowd of people at the last moment.
2. To avoid interacting with someone. Steer away from the boss today—he's yelling at everyone he sees. I always try to steer away from toxic or negative people in my life.
3. To avoid pursuing, utilizing, or committing to something. I suggest you steer away from the trains today—there's a strike on, so none of them are on time. I think we would do well to steer away from such drastic measures.
4. To attempt to convince or persuade someone to avoid someone or something. In this usage, a noun or pronoun is used between "steer" and "away." I try to steer people away from that brand, to be honest. They may be less expensive, but those computers are notorious for breaking down. She keeps trying to steer me away from her brother, but he and I are just naturally drawn to each other.
See also: away, steer

steer away from someone or something

to move or turn away from someone or something. You had better steer away from Jeff. He is in a terrible mood. Try to steer away from the potholes. The road is full of them.
See also: away, steer
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During initial research, I spent considerable time exploring this possibility, but a respected academic advisor steered us away from making this a central point of our argument.
Almost immediately, security staff steered us away from the X-Sector, where The Smiler sat out of action behind a cordon.
Luckily, our affable instructor Pat Medau, steered us away from pipes and icy moguls towards the best snow and almost empty slopes.
"Our disciplined and conservative investment approach has steered us away from these problems.
The floor plan also has steered us away from houses where the fold-out sofa bed is next to the high-traffic kitchen area.