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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


Synonymsbullock


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.


Synonymsguide


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


Broader (hypernym)direct









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