bear off


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bear off

vb
(Nautical Terms) (adverb) nautical (of a vessel) to avoid hitting an obstacle, another vessel, etc, by swerving onto a different course
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Verb1.bear off - remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional statebear off - remove from a certain place, environment, or mental or emotional state; transport into a new location or state; "Their dreams carried the Romantics away into distant lands"; "The car carried us off to the meeting"; "I'll take you away on a holiday"; "I got carried away when I saw the dead man and I started to cry"
remove, take away, withdraw, take - remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; "remove a threat"; "remove a wrapper"; "Remove the dirty dishes from the table"; "take the gun from your pocket"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
spirit away - carry away rapidly and secretly, as if mysteriously
spirit away, spirit off - carry off mysteriously; as if by magic
whisk away, whisk off - take away quickly and suddenly
References in classic literature ?
If the Trojans had any of that daring fearless spirit which lays hold of men who are fighting for their country and harassing those who would attack it, we should soon bear off Patroclus into Ilius.
When it began to splutter and steam, he regarded it as a challenge, and would want to fight it, only, at that precise moment, some one would always dash up and bear off his prey before he could get at it.
Contrary to the high and chivalrous sentiment, which among the Indians of the prairies renders it a deed of even greater merit to bear off the trophy of victory from a fallen foe, than to slay him, he had been remarkable for preferring the pleasure of destroying life, to the glory of striking the dead.
Within a hundred yards and just beyond a fine spreading oak tree bear off to the left so leaving the main track.
Finally, Jeff tied his small string to a logjam, and, riding a young colt of a horse, proceeded to run the bear off.
I had flares to fire to put the bear off, followed by rubber bullets if I needed, then real shot.
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.
Michael, we surmised, had scared the bear off the deer.
We ran a big black bear off the bait and the amount of bear sign around the bait was amazing.
Immediately my hunter's mind started racing, and I thought that perhaps I'd end up killing a bear off the buck's gut pile, right there on the gravel bar.
Then off in the distance you will see a single polar bear off patrolling the ice and it has been doing that the entire winter.