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#1 2011-02-18 15:07:48

David Bird
From: Montréal, QC
Registered: 2009-07-28
Posts: 1562

"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.”

He laid her on the couch and he steered at her pale white face. … trin-kids/

Lara didn’t say a thing she just steered at her hands. … ge=9&pp=20

He gazed and steered at her but she continued with her conniption … ts/page/1/



#2 2015-03-01 15:17:29

Peter Forster
From: UK
Registered: 2006-09-06
Posts: 1018

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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