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steer 1

v. steered, steer·ing, steers
a. To guide (a vessel or vehicle), especially by means of a device such as a rudder, paddle, or wheel: steered the car around the curve.
b. To set and follow (a course): steered a path around the rocks.
a. To direct the course of: steered the business toward record profits. See Synonyms at conduct.
b. To advise or direct (a person) toward a place or course of action: steered the intern toward a career in sales. See Synonyms at guide.
1. To guide a vessel or vehicle.
2. To follow or move in a set course.
3. To admit of being steered or guided: a craft that steers easily.
A piece of advice: The salesman gave me a bum steer on that new car.
steer clear of
To stay away from; avoid.

[Middle English steren, from Old English stēran; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

steer′a·ble adj.
steer′er n.

steer 2

A young ox, especially one castrated before sexual maturity and raised for beef.

[Middle English, from Old English stēor; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.steerable - capable of being steered or directed
manageable - capable of being managed or controlled
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