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veer away from

1. To turn or swerve very suddenly away from someone or something, especially so as to avoid hitting them or it. I managed to regain control of the vehicle and veer away from the crowd of people at the last second. The car veered away from the ditch at the side of the road, but ended up smashing into another car as a result.
2. To change course or avoid some possibility very suddenly or abruptly. Following public outcry, many companies have begun veering away from this sort of business model.
See also: away, veer
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31: Hurricane Dorian May Veer Away From Direct Hit on Florida
Albayalde also took exception at the statement of Senator Nancy Binay that the PNP focusing on closing down PCSO-operated gaming outlets instead of hunting down criminals shows its 'misplaced sense of priority.' The senator also called on the PNP to 'veer away from the theatrics.'
Initial investigation of the Nabunturan police showed that the right front wheel of the Metro Shuttle driven by one Hamper Khen Despi exploded prompting the bus to veer away from its lane just as the Bachelor Express driven by one Cruz Daig was approaching resulting in a collision at about 1 p.m.
While President Donald Trump was unlikely to veer away from Washington's One China Policy, Taiwan was a democracy and a market economy, so the U.S.
To cut food costs in the country, Habito said there is a need to pursue the tariffication of the quantitative restriction on rice and to veer away from rice self-sufficiency.
It could develop into a tropical depression within the next two to three days, but PAGASA said it could veer away and spare the country.
NNA - In an issued statement on Saturday, the Progressive Socialist Party responded to the press conference by Lebanese Democratic Party Chief, MP Talal Arslan, saying, "The Progressive Socialist Party confirms that it will not be dragged into pointless debates nor engage in futile discussions, the aim of which is to veer away from the main incident that took place in Choueifat and led to the martyrdom of Alaa Abu Faraj." The statement underlined the Party's firm position that the official sides concerned assume their responsibilities in order for justice to take its toll; hence, all those involved in this regretful incident would receive their punishment in accordance with the law.
A new country also allowed Fazli to veer away from being typecasted for making family films.
Which brings us to a very important discussion, one that you alluded to but had the good taste to veer away from.
Rebecca Taylor, 34, of Norwich, told researchers: "I tend to veer away from soaps, especially EastEnders as it's a bit depressing.
MOST American home owners veer away from color when it comes to decorating their home.
And perhaps some women also want to veer away with the idea that people see computer science enthusiasts as geeks and nerds, or robot...sometimes.
But the state under this system began to veer away from support of communism, and eventually the state collapsed.
The producers said it would "veer away from delivering a one-dimensional, literal reflection of Thomas' original work" and would instead darker elements of "a richly funny, filthily fluid dystopian dreamscape".
In fact, that very culture seems to account for many misunderstandings and one-sided approaches to church problems, especially those that veer away from the spiritual and toward the social and political.