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Jack steered while Ken gave directions.
We steered the boat into the marina.
Ruth attempted to steer the conversation well away from work.
He steered the country through a transitional period to elections.
I try to steer my children toward healthier foods.
The single goal was enough to steer his team to victory.
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the part of the nucleus of an atom that has no electrical charge
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