veer away from

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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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.
Quiapo Church officials decided to slightly change the route of the carriage of the Black Nazarene in 2018 to veer away from Lagusnilad, which organizers said poses a 'double treat' to devotees.
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.
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.
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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.
The Australian Open traditionally seeds players based solely on their ranking and while officials have discretionary powers to assign seedings as they deem appropriate, tournament director Craig Tiley confirmed they would not veer away from their usual practice.
"Downtown Fayetteville is, luckily, starting to veer away from only a bar scene," she said.
It was always going to take a decent vehicle to persuade bona fide movie star James Woods to veer away from his glittering film career and lend his status to a TV show.