veer off

veer off (of) (something)

1. To turn or swerve off of some path, trajectory, or direction very sharply or abruptly. The car suddenly veered off the road and crashed into a tree. I veered off of the race course because I thought I knew of a shortcut.
2. To diverge or deviate suddenly from some established plan, idea, topic, or purpose. I'm having a tough time keeping the team focused and not allowing the project to veer off course. The debate veered off into an argument about the senators' personal lives.
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veer off (from someone or something)

to turn or steer sharply away from someone or something. The bird veered off from the cluster of trees. The bird veered off and missed hitting the post.
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veer off

v.
To turn aside suddenly and leave some course, direction, or purpose: The tire blew out, and the car veered off the road. The road veers off to the right, so stay alert. The teacher veered off the topic and left the students bewildered.
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Neither could not be established as the cause for Andrew to veer off the carriageway.
One wheel ended up on the grass, causing the aircraft to veer off and spin.
A YACHT skipper who forced an Irish ferry to veer off course has been prosecuted by the Port of Milford Haven.
The driver of one of the cars lost control over his steering wheel, causing his car to veer off the right lane.
Dubai Two suspects have been charged with stealing a vehicle after endangering two individuals' lives EoAC" by terrorising them with a car chase EoAC" before forcing them to veer off the main road.
It is not known what caused the car to veer off the road and police investigations are being carried out.
And like the tradition of storytelling, Salvatore's text can veer off into long passages of historical background information to place Franklin's life and the African American experience in context with the world at large, not separate from, but central to.
Too often businesses veer off into different areas and lose their main focus.
In quintessential Almodovar fashion, it's a zigzag trip, filled with seeming detours that turn into main routes and foregone conclusions that veer off before they reach their mistakenly anticipated end.
The host is responsible for keeping everyone on track and not letting the discussion veer off," says Felecia Wintons, owner of Books for Thought in Tampa, Florida.
Summary: A 28-year-old UAE national died on the spot after a tyre burst caused his car to veer off the road and crash into an electric pole at Al Lewa Street in Ras Al Khaimah early morning on Wednesday.