• A turn or swerve; an instance of veering.


  • (transitive) To turn.
  • (intransitive) To change direction or course suddenly; to swerve.

    "The car slid on the ice and veered out of control."

  • (intransitive, nautical) To change direction into the wind; to wear ship.
  • (intransitive, nautical, of the wind) To shift aft.
  • (obsolete, nautical) To let out (a sail-line), to allow (a sheet) to run out.
  • (intransitive, of the wind) To shift in a clockwise direction (if in the Northern Hemisphere, or in a counterclockwise direction if in the Southern Hemisphere).

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