Part of speech: verb

To shift, as the wind; vary.

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Usage examples "veer":

  1. It was so with Flemming; and from that hour forth he resolved, that he would no longer veer with every shifting wind of circumstance; no longer be a child's plaything in the hands of Fate, which we ourselves do make or mar. - "Hyperion", Henry Wadsworth Longfellow.
  2. The wind, which had been the very basis of our calculations, commenced to chop and veer. - "African Camp Fires", Stewart Edward White.
  3. Now veer the sheet; Cook, make ready anon our meat! - "Elizabethan Sea Dogs", William Wood.