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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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Back in the early '80s, Veer met rich Pakistani Zaara Hayaat Khan (Preity Zinta) when her bus crashed on the way to disposing of the ashes of her Indian wet-nurse (Zohra Segal) in the latter's hometown.
As Veer, Khan fills the screen with his likable presence as always, but lacks the gravitas to elevate the Veer-Zaara love story into the timeless Romeo & Juliet yarn to which pic aspires.