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Steer, vb. 1) tr. to direct, to govern (the course of a ship); abs.: “at the helm a seeming mermaid --s,” Ant. II, 2, 214. With an object: “you shall s. the happy helm,” H6B I, 3, 103. “a rarer spirit never did s. humanity,” Ant. V, 1, 32. “boats that are not --ed,” Cymb. IV, 3, 46.
2) intr. to direct one's course at sea; to sail: “thus hulling in the wild sea of my conscience, I did s. toward this remedy,” H8 II, 4, 200. “--ing with due course towards the isle of Rhodes,” Oth. I, 3, 34.
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