Veer
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Veer [veer]

VERB

VERB

  • Change direction suddenly

  • Slacken or let out (a rope or cable) in a controlled way

Example

“The sailor immediately veered the ship on the indication received by the crew.”

“The electrician tried to veer the wire cautiously through the drilled hole.”

Synonyms

Swerve, Diverge, Skew, Swivel, Sheer, Deviate

Antonyms

Straighten, Retain, Endure, Abide, Persist, Bide, Keep to

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