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VEER, verb intransitive [Latin vario and verto. See Ware.]

To turn; to change direction; as, the wind veers to the west or north.

And as he leads, the following navy veers.

And turn your veering heart with ev'ry gale.

To veer and haul, as wind, to alter its direction.

VEER, verb transitive To turn; to direct to a different course.

To veer out, to suffer to run or to let out to a greater length; as, to veery out a rope.

To veer away, to let out; to slacken and let run; as, to veer away the cable. this is called also paying out the cable.

To veer and haul, to pull tight and slacken alternately.