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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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It veers away from the traditional display of artifacts and instead used contemporary artworks to portray the story of Negrense-from the aboriginal Ati through the sugar boom during the Industrial Revolution, to the decline in the 1980s and the fluctuations of lifestyle that goes along with it.
Drawing on ideas from discourse analysis and hegemony theory, the author veers away from the thinking of Ernesto Laclau and Chantal Mouffe, arguing that the populist Far Right has been more successful than the socialist movement in its hegemonic strategy against Muslim immigrants in Europe.
However, the close third-person narrative perspective sometimes veers away from the teenaged protagonist and sounds like an adult.
According to The Verge, the new Chromebook PC veers away from the slick design of the Chromebook 11, and adapted the design of HP's larger Chromebook 14.
The FingerReader algorithm knows to detect and give feedback when the user veers away from the baseline of the text, and helps them maintain a straight scanning motion within the line.
Cramsie veers away from earlier studies that stressed the social reasons for the designs in order to look at them in terms of artistic style.
It's very much a social history and veers away from simply presenting a learned interpretation of those tough times through documents or official record.
This particular editorial veers away from his normally positive outlook and takes a negative look at the injustices committed against African Americans in the field of broadcasting and, in so doing, magnifies and inflames distrust for the white community.
Second, it veers away from established modes of art production toward a strain of base comedy more often experienced at the back of the school bus.
The ability to fly and fight retro Imperial and Rebel spaceships from the original movies has always been the series' selling point and Rogue Squadron III starts to go downhill when it veers away from the proven formula.
So this exhibition veers away from tradition to tell another story, one which uses modern imagery, and Pat now calls her Go-Diva - which she feels is a more appropriate name for these new myths.
She's also varying her vocal range in Shape Of You, a duet with Wyclef Jean, which veers away from the usual pop tunes overlaying soul ballads.
Moor Green's Craig Gaunt veers away from his challengers
Sometimes the music veers away from jungle altogether, grabbing great chunks of deep soul, techno and reggae whenever the mood takes them.
Despite its self-confidence, Defaux's main conclusion - that Sceve veers away from Marotic (hence Evangelical) conceptions of hierarchized love - conflicts with Francois Rigolot's essay explaining Sceve's obscurity in Pauline terms.