Definition of sheer away/off phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

sheer away/off

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

sheer away/off (from something)

 
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to change direction suddenly, especially in order to avoid hitting something The car sheered away, just missing the bike. (figurative) Her mind sheered away from images she did not wish to dwell on.