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Definition 1: shift to a clockwise direction - [verb of change]

Samples where veer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the wind veered

(veer is a kind of ...) make a shift in or exchange of

"First Joe led; then we switched"

Definition 2: turn sharply; change direction abruptly - [verb of motion]

Samples where veer or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car cut to the left at the intersection
  • The motorbike veered to the right

Synonyms for veer in the sense of this definition

(veer is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

(... is a kind of veer ) leave a formation

(... is a kind of veer ) swerve off course momentarily

"the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it"

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