Questions about example sentences with, and the definition and usage of "Steer"

The meaning of "Steer" in various phrases and sentences

Q: What does steer mean?
A: Steer can be used as a noun or verb. "To steer" (verb) means to change the direction of something ("I steered the car"). When used as a noun a steer is a type of cow.
Q: What does steer en español mean?
A: Steer:

No hay una palabra en español que significa exactamente lo mismo, pero hay algunas palabras españolas que son (más o menos) cercanas en el significado: dirigir, guiar, manejar, conducir, controlar (a una máquina.. casi t'ol tiempo).

Extra:
"Steering wheel"
=
"Volante de dirección"

Aquí, "steering" significa "dirección" (del verbo "dirigir")
Q: What does steer clear of you mean?
A: "Steer clear" means to avoid

Steer clear of suspicious clowns = avoid suspicious clowns

"Steer clear of you" is not really a proper sentence. It's unnatural to tell a person to avoid himself.
Q: What does what you steered to do and what that has started me doing mean?
A: You might have misheard the word but unfortunately there is no such thing as 'steered to do'! :( maybe if you give me the context in which you heard it I could help you? However for 'started me doing' this is only used when someone makes you do something. For example if your parents ask you to clean your room and then your mum immediately asks you to go down for dinner you could say 'you've only just asked me to start doing this...'. It sounds better and is more grammatically correct it you say asked me to start doing instead of started me doing. :)
Q: What does steer clear of mean?
A: to avoid

Example sentences using "Steer"

Q: Please show me example sentences with steer clear .
A: Steer clear of the chicken, it tastes a bit funny.

After the breakdown he decided to steer clear of high mileage cars in the future.
Q: Please show me example sentences with steer.
A: "Please steer the car away from oncoming traffic"' "You're going steer the ship right into that glacier!", "Please attempt to steer all the vehicles with one controller.", "It hurts when I try to steer with my hurt arm."
Q: Please show me example sentences with steer clear of.
A: Steer clear of that person
Meaning stay away from them
Q: Please show me example sentences with steer clear of.
A: "Steer clear of him. He's bad news."

Synonyms of "Steer" and their differences

Q: What is the difference between steer clear of and keep away from ?
A: Their meaning is similar, but I think there is more urgency when you use steer clear. It has the feeling of putting a great distance between oneself and the thing that is dangerous.

After having a few drinks John has a bad temper; it’s best to steer clear of him when he’s drinking.

Keep away from doesn’t feel as urgent to me. The danger is not as great.

Mary has a bad cold, so I’m going to keep away from her for a while.


John might give you a black eye, but Mary will only give you a cold. (I’ll take the cold, thanks.) ;-)
Q: What is the difference between steer and lead and manage ?
A: If you steer something you are usually in or on some sort of machine e.g. bike, car, boat etc. To steer means (usually) to turn the wheel to make the machine go in the direction you want. To lead something does not involve machines. Instead you will be in front of a person or animal and getting them to follow you (in the case of animals, you may be leading them by a rope). Finally, to manage is a much looser word with many more meanings. To manage means to organise something, to get things done. To manage an animal means that you can control it properly. To manage people means that you are good at organising people and getting the best out of them.
Q: What is the difference between steer clear of and steer away from ?
A: They are they same thing really they both mean stay away from
Q: What is the difference between steer and drive ?
A: To steer is just one part of driving. Steering is the act of changing your vehicle's direction from left to right and vice versa. Driving includes steering, pressing down on the gas, changing the gears(if manual), etc. in a vehicle.

"He steered the vehicle to the left lane."
"He drove towards downtown."
Q: What is the difference between steer and drive ?
A: To steer is to control the direction you would be driving.

Translations of "Steer"

Q: How do you say this in English (US)? steer clear of you
A: Check the question to view the answer
Q: How do you say this in English (US)? steer
A: @gb1999btob: movement or a direction to move something

the captain steers the ship

steer clear of the closing doors means move away from the closing doors they will close (used often when you take the trains)

Other questions about "Steer"

Q: Please show me how to pronounce steer.
A: let me know if this is better! to be clear, it is pronounced as one syllable!
Q: Please show me how to pronounce steer clear? and what does it mean?.
A: Steer clear basically means get out of the way
Q: Please show me how to pronounce steered.
A: Check the question to view the answer

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