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#1 2011-02-18 20:07:48

David Bird
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From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1241

"Steer" for stare

Stare comes from Germanic roots meaning, in the context, “fixed, stiff, rigid”. To steer at someone, if it is not to give them a bovine look, must mean to steer your eyes in their direction.

a girl screamed and pulled out her earphones violently. Everyone went quiet and steered at her. She went all embarrassed and said “Sorry, Miley Cyrus.”
http://mylifeiswhat.com/story/18734

He laid her on the couch and he steered at her pale white face.
http://blackrevenge225.buzznet.com/user … trin-kids/

Lara didn’t say a thing she just steered at her hands.
http://www.theorlandobloomfiles.com/boa … ge=9&pp=20

He gazed and steered at her but she continued with her conniption
http://www.postnewsline.com/2009/07/flu … ts/page/1/

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#2 2015-03-01 20:17:29

Peter Forster
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From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 844

Re: "Steer" for stare

About to enter stare clear of, I found this outward bounder of David’s and steered it home. It may be to do with adopting a glazed expression of disinterest or just avoiding eye contact or any similar encouragement:

Since all new cars are starting to look like eachother and even perform like eachother I can honestly say i’m staring clear of them.

But there was one person I carefully stared clear of: Jane Austen. You don’t mess with the Jane.

Cute program. I noticed they stared clear of the rumors that cane toads have been interbreeding with humans.

I always stare clear of processed sugars and even other natural sugars like Honey, Coconut Sugar and Maple Syrup.

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