Definition Of veer


a sudden change of direction.

In particular, Sword wants to discover what triggers the insects' specific movements - a sudden veer or turn or an increase in speed, for example.

change direction suddenly.

an oil tanker that had veered off course

slacken or let out (a rope or cable) in a controlled way.

Example Of veer

  • After this the path veers right, away from the river.

  • Althoff's paintings are eerily beautiful, displaying delicate mastery of line, color and form, while their subjects veer toward the strange and macabre.

  • As we arrived at the river, the cold easterly gale had veered to a light westerly breeze with a touch of warmth in it, perfect for river trouting.

  • At about 12 pm the driver of a blue Renault was travelling into Seend when he lost control of the car and veered into the path of a Land Rover travelling in the opposite direction.

  • But at the launch an on-board computer cut the rocket's engines when a first-stage rocket failed, causing it to veer off course.

  • More Example