vi.转向,(风向)顺(时针)转 vt.使转向,放出(锚) n.转向,方向的转变
动词过去式:veered 过去分词:veered 现在分词:veering 第三人称单数:veers
1 (a) [I, Ipr, Ip] (esp of a vehicle) change direction or course （尤指交通工具）改变方向或路线
*The plane veered wildly. 那架飞机乱改航线.
* The car suddenly veered off the road. 那辆汽车突然驶离了公路路面.
* The wind has veered round. 风向相反了.
(b) [Ipr] (fig 比喻) (of a conversation, sb's behaviour or opinion) change suddenly or very noticeably （指谈话内容、人的行为或观点）突然改变, 明显转变
*The discussion veered away from religion and round to politics. 这场讨论从宗教问题一下子转到了政治问题上.
2 [I, Ipr, Ip] (of the wind) change gradually in a clockwise direction in the N Hemisphere and an anti-clockwise direction in the S Hemisphere （指风）（在北半球按顺时针方向、在南半球按反时针方向）逐渐转向
*The wind veered (round to the) north. 近日风向已转北了. Cf 参看 back4 7.
v [I always + adverb/preposition]
[Date: 1500-1600; Language: French;Origin: virer]
to change direction
A tanker driver died when his lorry veered off the motorway.
The plane veered off course .
Follow the path and veer left after 400m.
The wind was veering north.
if opinions, ideas, attitudes etc veer in a particular direction, they gradually change and become quite different
This latest proposal appears to veer in the direction of Democratic ideals.
The conversation veered back to politics.