veer off course (to)

 Go the wrong way.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • veer — [ vır ] verb intransitive 1. ) to suddenly move in a different direction: The Volkswagen veered off the road and crashed into a fence. veer off course (=move in a different direction from the one planned): Interference with their signals could… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • veer — [vıə US vır] v [I always + adverb/preposition] [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: virer] 1.) to change direction veer off ▪ A tanker driver died when his lorry veered off the motorway. ▪ The plane veered off course . ▪ Follow the path and veer… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • veer — Synonyms and related words: L, aberrancy, aberration, about ship, alter, ameliorate, angle, angle off, apex, avert, back and fill, be changed, be converted into, be renewed, bear away, bear off, bear to starboard, beat, beat about, bend, bent,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • veer — verb ADVERB ▪ sharply, wildly ▪ The missile veered wildly off course. ▪ (to the) left, (to the) right ▪ off course ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • veer — verb we then saw the car veer suddenly to the right Syn: turn, swerve, curve, swing, sheer, career, weave, wheel; change direction, change course, go off course, deviate …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • veer — [v] change direction angle off, avert, bear, be deflected, bend, change, change course, curve, cut, deflect, depart, deviate, digress, dip, divagate, diverge, divert, drift, get around, make a left*, make a right*, pivot, sheer, shift, skew, skid …   New thesaurus

  • veer — veer1 veeringly, adv. /vear/, v.i. 1. to change direction or turn about or aside; shift, turn, or change from one course, position, inclination, etc., to another: The speaker kept veering from his main topic. The car veered off the road. 2. (of… …   Universalium

  • veer — v shift, turn, change course, change direction; deviate, diverge, swerve; jibe, tack, yaw, slue; turn about, wheel, swing; sidestep, Brit. jib, step aside, shy; bend, curve, sheer, bear off, heel; warp, skew, bias, twist, crook, dogleg; go off,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • bear off — Synonyms and related words: about ship, angle, angle off, avert, back and fill, bear away, bear to starboard, beat, beat about, bend, bias, box off, branch off, break, bring about, bring round, cant, cant round, cast, cast about, change course,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • change course — Synonyms and related words: about ship, back and fill, bear away, bear off, bear to starboard, beat, beat about, box off, break, bring about, bring round, cant, cant round, cast, cast about, change the heading, come about, double a point, fetch… …   Moby Thesaurus


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