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veer

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishveerveer /vɪə $ vɪr/ verb [intransitive always + adverb/preposition]  1 TURNto change directionveer off A tanker driver died when his lorry veered off the motorway. The plane veered off course. Follow the path and veer left after 400m. The wind was veering north.2 CHANGE YOUR MINDif opinions, ideas, attitudes etc veer in a particular direction, they gradually change and become quite different This latest proposal appears to veer in the direction of Democratic ideals. The conversation veered back to politics.→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
veerThe car suddenly veered across the road into oncoming traffic.People come right through a closed ramp, skidding and veering around me.Have you repeated a point, omitted information, or veered from your original list?She was about to veer in a different direction when she felt an arm like steel round her waist.Lightning dipped and veered in a manner which was far too close for comfort.The boat was heading for the rocks but at the last minute veered off in another direction.Soon enough, however, Pelevin veers off into his trademark philosophical phantasmagoria.He walked, his pace swift, down the twisting path, then hesitated where it veered off to the staff-cabins.When cars came he veered to the shoulder.veered off courseBut things have sort of veered off course.There was a story about an oil tanker that had veered off course and steamed right through Heaven Sound.The plane veered off course in a severe thunderstorm and crashed into a hillside.
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Verb table
veer
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyveer
he, she, itveers
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyveered
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave veered
he, she, ithas veered
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad veered
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill veer
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have veered
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam veering
he, she, itis veering
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you, we, theyare veering
Past
I, he, she, itwas veering
you, we, theywere veering
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been veering
he, she, ithas been veering
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been veering
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be veering
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been veering
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