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veer (away) (from someone or something)

to swerve away from someone or something; to turn aside to avoid someone or something. The plane veered away from the mountain. The car veered from the children who were in its path.

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.
See also: off, veer

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.
See also: toward, veer

veer off

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.
See also: off, veer
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At the junction climb the stile at the waymark post and head up the field, veering gently away from the hedge on the right, and climb a stile at the top.
The driver, who was critically injured but not identified, told police he thought someone cut in front of him and the last thing he remembered was veering to the right.
4 OMITTED] - either veering out to the strong-side corner or moving up and over the double screen at the weakside elbow.
CASTAIC -- An 84-year-old Fountain Valley man was killed and his passenger injured Monday morning when their sedan overturned after veering across Interstate 5's northbound lanes and hitting another car.
The latest plan is to run the line up 105th Street West, veering over to 107th at the Kern County line, then to 103rd at an existing power line near Willow Springs.
2) This pickup truck slammed into a tree after veering across Interstate 5, in background, and through two fences.
ACTON - After blowing out a tire, a sport utility vehicle hit a rental truck Tuesday on the Antelope Valley Freeway before veering over an embankment, officials said.