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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Veer v. i. [imp. & p. p. Veered p. pr. & vb. n. Veering.]  To change direction; to turn; to shift; as, wind veers to the west or north. “His veering gait.”
    And as he leads, the following navy veers.   --Dryden.
    an ordinary community which is hostile or friendly as passion or as interest may veer about.   --Burke.
 To veer and haul Naut., to vary the course or direction; -- said of the wind, which veers aft and hauls forward. The wind is also said to veer when it shifts with the sun.