swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut(verb)
turn sharply; change direction abruptly
"The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
shift to a clockwise direction
"the wind veered"
to change direction or course suddenly; to swerve
to change direction in a clockwise direction if in the Northern Hemisphere, or in a counterclockwise direction if in the Southern Hemisphere
to shift aft
to change direction into the wind; to wear ship
Origin: From the virer.
to change direction; to turn; to shift; as, wind veers to the west or north
to direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel
Origin: [F. virer (cf. Sp. virar, birar), LL. virare; perhaps fr. L. vibrare to brandish, vibrate (cf. Vibrate); or cf. L. viriae armlets, bracelets, viriola a little bracelet (cf. Ferrule). Cf. Environ.]
The Veer is an option running play often associated with option offenses in American football, made famous at the collegiate level by Bill Yeoman's Houston Cougars. It is currently run primarily on the high school level, with some usage at the collegiate and the professional level where the Veer's blocking scheme has been modified as part of the Zone Blocking system. The Veer is an effective ball control offense that can help minimize mismatches in a game for a team. However, it can lead to turnovers with pitches and handoff option reads.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
vēr, v.i. to change direction, as the wind: to alter, of the course of a ship: to change one's mind.—v.t. to turn, shift: to change a ship's course by turning her head away from the wind.—n. and adj. Veer′ing.—adv. Veer′ingly. [Fr. virer (Prov. virar)—Low L. virāre, to turn—L. viriæ, armlets.]
The numerical value of veer in Chaldean Numerology is: 9
The numerical value of veer in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
We didn't veer away from some of the bolder, more emotionally resonant elements.
When he feels like he has disappointed his parents or can't measure up, he may veer off in another direction.
We're a pluralistic society. We're diverse, we have people that come from everywhere, we're not multicultural. We have a set of shared values that defines our national identity, and we should never veer away from that because that creates the extraordinary nature of our country.
Some people are just basically jerks, whether he was born a jerk or was made a jerk, he was a jerk. He was a mean guy. Money was inconsequential to him. When you have years and years of enabling by scores of people because of your incredible wealth, it can veer into tragic circumstances.
They are in many ways like conservative evangelicals, no same-sex marriage and no abortion, it's a 19th-century religion that comes out of a space where health and holiness was important. But they have this leader who is a woman, Ellen G. White, and they veer off of traditional mainline Christianity.
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