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to veer away
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Veer \Veer\, v. t. To direct to a different course; to turn; to wear; as, to veer, or wear, a vessel. [1913 Webster] To veer and haul (Naut.), to pull tight and slacken alternately. --Totten. To veer away or To veer out (Naut.), to let out; to slacken and let run; to pay out; as, to veer away the cable; to veer out a rope. [1913 Webster]