From King Dictionary of Contemporary Englishsteersteer1 /stɪə $ stɪr/ ●●○ verb 1 car/boat etc [intransitive, transitive]DIRECTION to control the direction a vehicle is going, for example by turning a wheel He was steering with only one hand.steer for/towards etc Steer towards the left.2 change somebody/something [transitive]CONTROL to guide someone’s behaviour or the way a situation developssteer somebody towards/away from/through etc something Teachers try to steer pupils away from drugs. Helen tried to steer the conversation away from herself.3 be in charge of [transitive always + adverb/preposition]IN CHARGE OF to be in charge of an organization, team etc and make decisions that help it to be successful, especially during a difficult timesteer something through/to etc something McKinney steered the company through the recession.4 guide somebody to a place [transitive]TAKE/BRING to guide someone to a place, especially while touching themsteer somebody towards/to etc something Joel steered Don and Louise towards the backyard.5 steer clear (of somebody/something)6 steer a course→ See Verb table
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steerShe must steer clear of Matthew and then perhaps this ridiculous infatuation would wear off.However, I began to steer clear of such stories.The nose wheel is steered conventionally through the rudder pedals from both sides.Steer slightly to the right as you enter the bend.Even the children had a go at steering the boat.Floyd was going to be too drunk to steer the boat.You can adjust the height of the steering wheel.steer for/towards etcMind you, he's already steering for himself.Here, presumably, students are being steered towards more specialist dictionaries.Both government lending and tax concessions were highly selective, being steered towards particular industries.In real-life evolution there is nothing that corresponds to steering towards some distant genetic target.There was a lighted doorway here, I steered for that.Novice enthusiasts in London should steer towards the Trafalgar Rowing Centre.One afternoon I saw the huge grey mass of a supertanker steering towards us, some three miles distant in the murk.steer somebody towards/away from/through etc somethingBut he said nothing to steer the reporters away from Haldeman, as he had with Colson.He told her and went back to steer Grace away from harm.Healthy fears block the path to failure, while unhealthy fears steer organizations away from growth and success.Maybe he was just trying to steer the conversation away from Theresa.Still, she thought she would try to steer him away from bacon and toward yogurt.The only way to steer reclamation away from utter financial disaster in the Missouri Basin was to subsidize it with hydropower revenues.These kinds of beliefs invariably steer the organization away from the measures it needs to take in times of crisis.
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steersteer2 noun [countable] HBAa young male cow whose sex organs have been removedbullock, heifer
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steerThe farmer may castrate the excess bulls, creating steers, or slaughter them.Meanwhile, the tankers did neutral steers and were just blasting with their guns.That said, it's free from torque steer and is very accurate.
From King Business Dictionarysteersteer /stɪəstɪr/ verb [transitive]1to guide the way a situation develops, by influencing people’s ideas or actionssteer somebody to somethingHe managed to steer his colleagues to a compromise.steer somebody away from somethingFarmers must be steered away from high-yield farming, towards more environmentally friendly methods.2to be in charge of an organization, team, or process and make decisions that help it to be successful, especially during a difficult timeRivetti is steering a comprehensive restructuring program that will transform the company.3steer clear (of) informal to avoid something or someone unpleasant or difficultWill the economy steer clear of a recession?4steer a middle course to choose a course of action that is not extreme and that does not favour one side more than anothersteer a middle course betweenThe President will try to steer a middle course between environmentalists and the oil industry.→ See Verb tableOrigin steer1 Old English stieran steer2 Old English steor