To veer away

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • To veer away (Naut) to let out; to slacken and let run; to pay out; as, to veer away the cable; to veer out a rope.
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Usage

In literature:

Soon everyone was doing beautifully, swooping down on each other and veering away just in time to avoid a collision.
"Dorothy's Mystical Adventures in Oz" by Robert J. Evans
He raced to the side of the cattle pony, and, as the horse veered away, Hal Dozier dropped limply into his arms.
"Way of the Lawless" by Max Brand
Anna de Jong had started to veer a little away from the Dorver Hypothesis.
"Naudsonce" by H. Beam Piper
A light on the panel began to blink at a rate which increased rapidly as they veered farther away from their original course.
"The Time Traders" by Andre Norton
Robotcabs were swerving in, hovering above the ground to pick up passengers, then veering away.
"The Colors of Space" by Marion Zimmer Bradley
The wind, which had been veering round to the south since twelve o'clock, had almost entirely died away.
"Priscilla's Spies" by George A. Birmingham
Have the line ready and veered well away to leeward at once.
"The Castaways" by Harry Collingwood
Any sail with its clues stopped so as when veered away over the quarter to make a stop-water when veering in emergency.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
Like a timid girl, the Englishman veered off, hoisted her topsail, and tried to get away.
"Famous Privateersmen and Adventurers of the Sea" by Charles H. L. Johnston
A canyon wall loomed at one side and he had to veer away and keep on looking.
"Bolden's Pets" by F. L. Wallace
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In news:

Nor'easter to veer away from Sandy-ravaged Jersey Shore.
The Springfield Tigers veered away from their usual ground and pound style of football Friday night in their 27-19 win over the Cedar Mountain/Comfrey Cougars, going instead to the air game.
It is OK to pop your joints, but try and veer away from cracking and popping every 30 minutes.
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In science:

Moreover, the jet at higher frequencies is seen only up to 30-40 mas, i.e., exactly where this effect should be expected if the ridge-line veers away from the observer.
Anatomy of helical relativistic jets: The case of S5 0836+710
For example, while one flow ends up in one fixed point, another flow, which starts off parallel and near to the first flow, can end up veering away from the first flow and eventually flow into a different fixed point, possibly quite distant from that of the first flow.
"Non-Perturbative Methods" in Field Theory
At larger magnetic fields, the dependence on H veers away from quadratic to more like linear.
Finite Size Effects on Spin Glass Dynamics
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