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English noun: steer

1. steer (communication) an indication of potential opportunity

SamplesHe got a tip on the stock market.
A good lead for a job.

Synonymsconfidential information, hint, lead, tip, wind

Broader (hypernym)counsel, counseling, counselling, direction, guidance

2. steer (animal) castrated bull


Broader (hypernym)Bos taurus, cattle, cows, kine, male, oxen

English verb: steer

1. steer (motion) direct the course; determine the direction of travelling

ExamplesThe men steer the boat

Synonymschannelise, channelize, direct, guide, head, maneuver, manoeuver, manoeuvre, point

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)command, control

Narrower (hyponym)canalise, canalize, channel, conn, corner, crab, dock, helm, navigate, navigate, park, pilot, pull over, sheer, stand out, starboard, tree

2. steer (motion) direct (oneself) somewhere

SamplesSteer clear of him.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)command, control

Entailgo, locomote, move, travel

3. steer (social) be a guiding or motivating force or drive

SamplesThe teacher steered the gifted students towards the more challenging courses.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)direct

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