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División en sílabas: veer

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1Change direction suddenly: an oil tanker that had veered off course
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • The island was directly in the path of the hurricane which devastated neighbouring Grenada, but was spared at the last minute when it suddenly veered off course.
  • One can veer off the main paths into gorgeous, overgrown woodland areas.
  • They were unaware that the jet had suddenly and inexplicably veered off course.
Sinónimos
turn, swerve, curve, swing, sheer, career, weave, wheel;
change direction, change course, go off course, deviate
1.1Suddenly change an opinion, subject, type of behavior, etc. the conversation eventually veered away from theatrical things
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  • He would shout things out excitedly, or suddenly veer off the subject, or even run forward and violently shake a bored student.
  • The conversation veered towards language and accents.
  • Occasionally Chef Wan veers off the subject of food altogether and breaks into a rant on, say, family values.
1.2(Of the wind) change direction clockwise around the points of the compass: the wind veered southwest The opposite of back.
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • As we arrived at the river, the cold easterly gale had veered to a light westerly breeze with a touch of warmth in it, perfect for river trouting.
  • The wind veers far enough to the east to take the boat along the north coast to Islas Margaritas, a pair of vertical rocky islands with a natural arch big enough to take the boat through sideways.
  • At sunset, the wind freshened and veered to the north.

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A sudden change of direction.
Example sentences
  • In particular, Sword wants to discover what triggers the insects' specific movements - a sudden veer or turn or an increase in speed, for example.
  • What had seemed at the time like an unexpected veer off into uncharted territory ultimately proved to be an anomaly as Henson returned to much safer and more familiar ground in subsequent series.

Origen

late 16th century: from French virer, perhaps from an alteration of Latin gyrare (see gyrate).

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  • gyrate from (early 19th century):

    The Greek word guros meaning ‘a ring’ is the base of English gyrate. This passed into Latin as gyrare ‘to revolve’. Different as it may seem, to veer (late 16th century) is thought to be from the same source. It comes directly from French virer which is thought to be an alteration of gyrare. The original use in English was nautical in reference to the wind, meaning ‘change gradually’; it came to mean ‘change course’ from the early 17th century.

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Hay 2 definiciones de veer en inglés:

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División en sílabas: veer

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[with object] Nautical , dated
Slacken or let out (a rope or cable) in a controlled way.

Origen

late Middle English: from Middle Dutch vieren.

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  • gyrate from (early 19th century):

    The Greek word guros meaning ‘a ring’ is the base of English gyrate. This passed into Latin as gyrare ‘to revolve’. Different as it may seem, to veer (late 16th century) is thought to be from the same source. It comes directly from French virer which is thought to be an alteration of gyrare. The original use in English was nautical in reference to the wind, meaning ‘change gradually’; it came to mean ‘change course’ from the early 17th century.

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