To veer away
Veer Veer, v. t. To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel. [1913 Webster]

{To veer and haul} (Naut.), to pull tight and slacken alternately. --Totten.

{To veer away} or {To veer out} (Naut.), to let out; to slacken and let run; to pay out; as, to veer away the cable; to veer out a rope. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • To fetch away — fetch fetch, v. i. To bring one s self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward. Totten. [1913 Webster] {To fetch away} (Naut.), to break loose; to roll or slide to leeward. {To fetch and carry}, to serve obsequiously,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To veer and haul — Veer Veer, v. t. To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel. [1913 Webster] {To veer and haul} (Naut.), to pull tight and slacken alternately. Totten. {To veer away} or {To veer out} (Naut.), to let out; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • To veer out — Veer Veer, v. t. To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel. [1913 Webster] {To veer and haul} (Naut.), to pull tight and slacken alternately. Totten. {To veer away} or {To veer out} (Naut.), to let out; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • veer away — v. (D; intr.) to veer away from * * * [ vɪə(r)ə weɪ] (D; intr.) to veer away from …   Combinatory dictionary

  • veer away — transitive verb or veer out 1. : to let out : slacken and let run : pay out veer away the cable veer out a rope 2. : to permit to drift off by letting out a line …   Useful english dictionary

  • Veer — Veer, v. t. To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel. [1913 Webster] {To veer and haul} (Naut.), to pull tight and slacken alternately. Totten. {To veer away} or {To veer out} (Naut.), to let out; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 — verb (I) 1 (always + adv/prep) to change direction suddenly (+ off/away/across etc): The car veered sharply to the right and crashed. 2 (always + adv/prep) to change suddenly to a very different belief, opinion, or subject (+ towards/away from… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • veer — [[t]vɪ͟ə(r)[/t]] veers, veering, veered 1) VERB If something veers in a certain direction, it suddenly moves in that direction. [V prep/adv] The plane veered off the runway and careered through the perimeter fence... [V prep/adv] Horrified… …   English dictionary

  • To fetch and carry — fetch fetch, v. i. To bring one s self; to make headway; to veer; as, to fetch about; to fetch to windward. Totten. [1913 Webster] {To fetch away} (Naut.), to break loose; to roll or slide to leeward. {To fetch and carry}, to serve obsequiously,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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