veering


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Synonyms for veering

the act of turning aside suddenly

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Ruth succeeded in veering right and left and right again, and in running the narrow passage between table and bed to Martin's side; but Arthur veered too wide and fetched up with clatter and bang of pots and pans in the corner where Martin did his cooking.
No word was spoken, but at once the yacht began a most astonishing performance, veering and yawing as though the greenest of amateurs was at the wheel.
And then, in triumph, with no more veering and yawing, we sailed into Benicia, the King of the Greeks bound hard and fast in the cockpit, and for the first time in his life a prisoner of the fish patrol.
According to the sources, the officials were chasing a vehicle having smuggled items but it fell into ravine after veering out of control due to rain.
A spokesman for the airfield said: "There was a mishap with an aircraft veering off the runway on take-off.