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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Veer  \Veer\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Veered};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Veering}.]  [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}.] 
  To  change  direction;  to  turn;  to  shift;  as  wind  veers  to  the 
  west  or  north.  ``His  veering  gait.''  --Wordsworth. 
  And  as  he  leads,  the  following  navy  veers.  --Dryden. 
  an  ordinary  community  which  is  hostile  or  friendly  as 
  passion  or  as  interest  may  veer  about  --Burke. 
  {To  veer  and  haul}  (Naut.),  to  vary  the  course  or  direction; 
  --  said  of  the  wind,  which  veers  aft  and  hauls  forward. 
  The  wind  is  also  said  to  veer  when  it  shifts  with  the  sun. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Veer  \Veer\,  v.  t. 
  To  direct  to  a  different  course;  to  turn;  to  wear;  as  to 
  veer,  or  wear,  a  vessel. 
  {To  veer  and  haul}  (Naut.),  to  pull  tight  and  slacken 
  alternately.  --Totten. 
  {To  veer  away}  or  {out}  (Naut.),  to  let  out  to  slacken  and 
  let  run;  to  pay  out  as  to  veer  away  the  cable;  to  veer 
  out  a  rope. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  :  turn  sharply;  change  direction  abruptly;  "The  car  cut  to  the 
  left  at  the  intersection";  "The  motorbike  veered  to  the 
  right"  [syn:  {swerve},  {sheer},  {curve},  {trend},  {slue}, 
  {slew},  {cut}] 

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