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veer



Pronunciation: (vēr), [key]
v.i.
1. to change direction or turn about or aside; shift, turn, or change from one course, position, inclination, etc., to another: The speaker kept veering from his main topic. The car veered off the road.
2. (of the wind)
a. to change direction clockwise (opposed to back).
b. Naut.to shift to a direction more nearly astern (opposed to haul).

v.t.
1. to alter the direction or course of; turn.
2. Naut.to turn (a vessel) away from the wind; wear.

n.
a change of direction, position, course, etc.: a sudden veer in a different direction.

veer



Pronunciation: (vēr), [key]
v.t. Naut.
to slacken or let out: to veer chain.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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