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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.
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In 2016, Hurricane Matthew veered away from Florida without a landfall but still left massive destruction in Florida, South Carolina and North Carolina from torrential rains.
In selecting the third telco, the government veered away from the traditional auction model, and instead adopted a 'beauty contest' that essentially takes into account the highest level of commitments on three aspects: speed, coverage and financial capability.
According to Sotto, the PCOO has veered away from the original intent of the creation of the OPS.
Sir David seemed to grow irritated as the host veered away from butterflies to ask questions about the UK monarch.
The High Flyers dropped a 21-25, 25-22, 20-25, 19-25 verdict in the opener of their best-of-three series against the Cool Smashers last Sunday as they veered away from their usual game, according to Gorayeb.
Others veered away from the royal theme and dressed as everything from Kermit the Frog to a gorilla.
"Studios have decided to make tentpole movies about action heroes and they've veered away from serious drama to the detriment of the cinema-going population.
STILL at the Tonys and Alan Cumming, star of TV's The Good Wife, veered away from the traditional male uniform of dinner suit and bowtie and into his own strange sartorial territory.
"Their (suicide bombers) hearts have veered away from the right path, their minds have been invaded by evil," Al Hayat quoted Al al-Sheikh as saying after what the daily described as a recent lecture in a Riyadh mosque.
Low said: "So people think we have veered away from attractive football?
"You think we have veered away from our attractive football?" he asked.
Storm spent the years after in pursuit of experiences before the expected insanity would set in--and struggled with a growing heroin addiction until a chance invitation to sing with a friend's band reintroduced her to music and lead to a road that veered away from mental illness.
Perhaps a young boy's life would have been spared had the employer veered away from corporate greed and inhumanity.
In the recent past, Congress leaders have sometimes veered away from the party line, creating controversy.
David Essex - grey-haired now but with the same boyish charm and twinkling blue eyes that melted many a teenage heart - was superb but veered away from his early hits to sing songs from West End musical All the Fun of the Fair, which he will be rejoining after the tour finishes.