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veer
British English: /vɪə/
American English: /vɪr/

Translation of veer in French:

transitive verb

  • 1 (Nautical) (alter direction of)
    faire virer
    (ship)
  • 2 (slacken)
    (rope, chain)

intransitive verb

  • 1 [literal] (change direction)
    (ship)
    (person, road, wind)
    to veer away from/towards something
    se détourner de/vers quelque chose
    to veer off the road
    s'éloigner de la route
    to veer away ou off
    s'éloigner
    to veer off course
    dévier de sa route
    the car veered across the road
    la voiture a traversé la route
  • 2 [figurative]
    (person, opinion, emotion)
    to veer (away) from something
    se détourner de quelque chose
    to veer towards something
    se tourner vers quelque chose
    to veer between depression and elation
    osciller entre le découragement et l'allégresse

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