steer-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: direct

She steered the boat toward shore.
He steered the team to a championship gold in the 1995 season.
She steered me to the director of public relations.
Prosecutors are examining whether he steered taxpayers'dollars to
build a park next to his wife's day care center.
Mariners used to steer by the stars.
He steered around the abandoned bike.

VerbNet: accompany-51.7
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: steer.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: avoid

Commentary: Syntax is: NP1 STEER PP[abstract]

He steered away from questions about the likely duration of the U.S. troop buildup.
He steered clear of the priesthood because he couldn't keep the vow of celibacy.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NP
PropBank: steer.02
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2