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 Dictionary entry overview: What does veer mean? 

VEER (verb)
  The verb VEER has 2 senses:

1. turn sharply; change direction abruptly
2. shift to a clockwise direction

  Familiarity information: VEER used as a verb is rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

VEER (verb)

Sense 1veer [BACK TO TOP]


Turn sharply; change direction abruptly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming


curve; sheer; slew; slue; swerve; trend; veer; cut

Context examples:

The car cut to the left at the intersection / The motorbike veered to the right

Hypernyms (to "veer" is one way to...):

turn (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "veer"):

peel off (leave a formation)

yaw (swerve off course momentarily)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP

Sense 2veer [BACK TO TOP]


Shift to a clockwise direction

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Context example:

the wind veered

Hypernyms (to "veer" is one way to...):

change over; shift; switch (make a shift in or exchange of)

Sentence frame:

Something ----s


back (shift to a counterclockwise direction)

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