To sheer off

to turn or move aside to a distance; to move away.

See also: Sheer

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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She tried to sheer off, but the supernatural animal approached with a velocity double her own.
The thin smoke had blown away, we were clear of the snag, and looking ahead I could see that in another hundred yards or so I would be free to sheer off, away from the bank; but my feet felt so very warm and wet that I had to look down.
He took the precaution to sheer off from the two watching gods, and walked carefully to the corner of the cabin.
She seemed for one moment to acknowledge the terrible side of life which is concerned with the emotions, the private lives, of the sexes, and then to sheer off from it with all possible speed into the shades of her own shivering virginity.
Rees, though machine-gun bullets were dropping like hailstones all around him and was badly wounded, stuck to the wheel and kept the launch alongside until he got the order to sheer off when the last man had been taken from the cruiser.
Local TV station KTVU quoted witnesses as saying that the plane's tail appeared to sheer off as it was coming in to land at around11:20 a.m.(2020 GMT).
Having cultivated it for more than a decade, Coloccini will resist any attempt to sheer off his locks.
Smith went on the auction block as a number of House members bid for the chance to sheer off the whiskers, and then two constituents promised $1,000 if the governor would do the honors.
When, 15 years ago, I ordered my hairdresser to sheer off my long blonde hair, it had nothing to do with inner turmoil or relationship woes, and everything to do with the fact that I wanted to look like Demi Moore in Ghost.