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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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.
"The first time I saw him, he was standing at the bus stop with a teddy bear in his hand, going to see his child and drop the teddy bear off for her."
Celebrity Island With Bear Grylls C4, 9pm Little can knock Bear off track, but not so much the celebs who are blown to bits by tropical storms - and a food shortage causes fights.
Despite trying to fight the bear off, the animal bit his arm before they drove off to another part of the sanctuary.
Long was outboxed in the opening trades but had a big third round with knees from the clinch and finished Bear off with right hands and more knees which did the trick for an eight count and knockdown.
Players 'bear off' in the closing stages of which game?