To bear off

To restrain; to keep from approach.
(Naut.) To remove to a distance; to keep clear from rubbing against anything; as, to bear off a blow; to bear off a boat.
To gain; to carry off, as a prize.
(Backgammon) To remove from the backgammon board into the home when the position of the piece and the dice provide the proper opportunity; - the goal of the game is to bear off all of one's men before the opponent.
(Naut.) to steer away, as from land.

See also: Bear, Bear, Bear, Bear, Bear

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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If you tack first, you will twice have to bear off dead downwind after tacking, which is slow.
Follow the clear indicated way but be aware to take the yellow arrowed direction at a division of the main track to bear off to the left.
We soon pick up a waymark post (the Worcestershire Pear) to guide us but take care at a bold division of ways not to bear off to the left.