Translation of veer in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /vɪr; vɪə(r)/

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • [vehicle/horse] dar* un viraje, virar; [wind] cambiar de dirección the road veers to the left el camino tuerce or se desvía hacia la izquierda the ship veered around el barco viró the car veered off the track el coche viró or dio un viraje y se salió de la pista they veered from one extreme to the other se pasaron de un extremo al otro the party veered even further to the left el partido dio un nuevo viraje hacia izquierda the conversation veered (around) to sex la conversación se desvió hacia el tema del sexo
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    • 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.
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    • 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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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.