Need another word that means the same as “veer”? Find 12 synonyms and 30 related words for “veer” in this overview.
The synonyms of “Veer” are: curve, cut, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend, career, skew, swing, weave, wheel
Veer as a Verb
Definitions of "Veer" as a verb
According to the Oxford Dictionary of English, “veer” as a verb can have the following definitions:
- Shift to a clockwise direction.
- Suddenly change an opinion, subject, type of behaviour, etc.
- Change direction suddenly.
- Turn sharply; change direction abruptly.
- (of the wind) change direction clockwise around the points of the compass.
Synonyms of "Veer" as a verb (12 Words)
|career||Move headlong at high speed.|
The coach careered across the road and went through a hedge.
|curve||Extend in curves and turns.|
Her hips curve nicely.
|cut||Function as a cutting instrument.|
Cut a nice figure.
|sheer||Cause to sheer.|
She sheered her car around the obstacle.
|skew||Suddenly change direction or position.|
His leg was skewed in and pushed against the other one.
|slew||Of an electronic device undergo slewing.|
He slewed the aircraft round before it settled on the runway.
|slue||Move obliquely or sideways, usually in an uncontrolled manner.|
|swerve||Turn sharply; change direction abruptly.|
O Hara swerved the motorcycle round the corner.
|swing||Move or walk in a swinging or swaying manner.|
Swing a bat.
|trend||Change or develop in a general direction.|
I ve just taken a quick look at what s trending on Twitter right now.
|weave||Sway to and fro.|
Some thick mohairs can be difficult to weave.
|wheel||Wheel somebody or something.|
Luke was wheeling a barrow.
Usage Examples of "Veer" as a verb
- The conversation eventually veered away from theatrical things.
- The wind veered a point.
- The wind veered.
- An oil tanker that had veered off course.
- The motorbike veered to the right.
Associations of "Veer" (30 Words)
|aberrant||Diverging from the normal type.|
This somewhat aberrant behaviour requires an explanation.
|approaching||Coming nearer in distance or time.|
An approaching car.
|axis||The 2nd cervical vertebra; serves as a pivot for turning the head.|
The variable that is thought of as a cause is placed on the horizontal axis and the variable that is thought of as an effect on the vertical axis.
|bypass||An alternative channel created during a bypass operation.|
I had a bypass last year so have been building up my strength.
|circumvent||Surround so as to force to give up.|
If you come to an obstruction in a road you can seek to circumvent it.
|curve||Curved segment of a road or river or railroad track etc.|
Starting with arms outstretched curve the body sideways.
|deflect||Draw someone’s attention away from something.|
He attempted to deflect attention away from his private life.
|derail||Obstruct (a process) by diverting it from its intended course.|
The trams had a tendency to derail on sharp corners.
|deviate||A person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior.|
Those who deviate from society s values.
|digress||Lose clarity or turn aside especially from the main subject of attention or course of argument in writing, thinking, or speaking.|
She always digresses when telling a story.
|dodge||A quick evasive movement.|
Marchers had to dodge missiles thrown by loyalists.
|elude||(of an idea or fact) fail to be understood or remembered by (someone.|
We need to ensure that bad cases do not elude tough penalties.
|escape||Be incomprehensible to escape understanding by.|
It may have escaped your notice but this is not a hotel.
|evade||Avoid dealing with or accepting (something unpleasant or morally or legally required.|
He never sought to evade responsibility for his actions.
|oncoming||The beginning or early stages.|
The oncoming winter.
|onset||An offensive against an enemy (using weapons.|
Early onset Alzheimer s disease.
|outrun||Run or travel faster or further than.|
Their one chance was to outrun their pursuers.
|parry||An act of parrying something.|
The swords clashed in a parry.
|perverse||Deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good.|
A perverse mood.
|pervert||Corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality.|
Hector is a man who is simply perverted by his time.
|quick||Moving quickly and lightly.|
He was always quick to point out her faults.
|shun||Persistently avoid, ignore, or reject (someone or something) through antipathy or caution.|
He shunned fashionable society.
|sidestep||A step taken sideways, typically to avoid someone or something.|
He neatly sidestepped the questions about riots.
|slew||Of an electronic device undergo slewing.|
A slew of journalists.
|swerve||An abrupt change of direction.|
A lorry swerved across her path.
|turn||The act of turning away or in the opposite direction.|
Turn your palm this way.
|twist||The act of winding or twisting.|
A strip of metal is twisted to form a hollow tube.
|vehicle||A film, television programme, song, etc. that is intended to display the leading performer to the best advantage.|
A congregation is a vehicle of group identity.
|volley||Be dispersed in a volley.|
A forehand volley.
|yaw||Twisting or oscillation of a moving ship or aircraft about a vertical axis.|
The jet yawed sharply to the right.