veer toward (someone or something)

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veer toward (someone or something)

To turn or swerve suddenly or sharply in the direction of someone or something. Thankfully I saw the van veering toward us, and we were able to get out of its way in time. The stampeding animals suddenly veered toward the ravine.
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veer toward someone or something

to turn sharply or swerve toward someone or something. The car suddenly veered toward me. The horse veered toward the side of the bridle path.
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References in classic literature ?
Presently the vessel veered toward the west and then swung gracefully to the south.
Louisse Muaoz was driving the vehicle (AAY-9936) along Meralco Avenue's southbound lane when it veered toward the center island, hitting the steel fence and a tree, the Pasig police reported to the Eastern Police District (EPD).
The airplane then veered toward the left side of the runway while accelerating.
Further information about the abduction is still forthcoming as kidnapping Shiite pilgrims in Syria has become common in recent days since the crisis has veered toward a sectarian rift.
As it veered toward a row of parked C-130s, the AC evaluated the potential for catastrophic collateral damage present with his fully loaded B-1.
My conversations with Goodstein and Neitzel inevitably veered toward the idea of a nationwide tour of a diverse selection of artists to bring together a raucous, mixed, and attentive audience.
These women, both bisexual, are the godmothers of homo-hop, and they came together in 1997 for a lesbian revamp of Ndegeocello's hit "If That's Your Boyfriend (He Wasn't Last Night)." Queen Pen has since faded from view, and Ndegeocello's albums have veered toward neosoul, but their old-school material is still a rapper's delight.
Malandain combined these with obtuse, Cain and Abel, and company, the effect veered toward bizarre pageantry.
The Irish-born artist, who was raised in England, relies on deceptively simple compositions based on iterations of horizontal and vertical blocks of heavily layered color, a style he amusingly labels "Druid Minimalism," and for much of his career he has veered toward an abstraction reminiscent of, among others, Agnes Martin and Robert Ryman.
Foreign ministry spokeswoman Zhang Qiyue reiterated China's insistence that the American aircraft had suddenly veered toward Wang's fighter, causing it to crash.
I discovered that the men I queried tended to mention impersonal or sociological books like Stephanie Coontz's The Way We Never Were (Basic Books, 1993), Ken Dychtwald's Age Wave (Bantam Doubleday Dell, 1990), and Arlie Hochschild's The Time Bind (Owl Books, 1998), while women veered toward self-introspection books like The Dance of Anger (HarperCollins, 1989) by Harriet Goldhor Lerner, Women's Reality (Harper San Francisco, 1992) by Anne Wilson Schaef, and Gift from the Sea (Vintage Books, 1991) by Anne Morrow Lindbergh.
In that case, Asian apes would have descended from Dryopithecus, evolving bodies built for slow climbing and hanging from branches, the scientists hold, whereas African apes veered toward a four-legged gait on the ground and hominids adopted an upright stance.
But in the Reagan years Aspin veered toward respectability, becoming a deal-making chairman of the House Armed Services Committee and part of the crew who (with Cap) brought ns the MX missile and the B-2 bomber.
Noel had been forecast to hit Haiti hardest but veered toward the Dominican Republic, apparently catching residents off guard on Monday.
The dancers treated their own and each other's bodies with a perverse curiosity that occasionally veered toward cruelty.