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Change or cause to change direction abruptly
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“Aircraft swerves, departs runway and is destroyed after flipping over.”
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To depart abruptly from a straight line or course
“The car swerved sharply to avoid the squirrel in the road.”
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To turn away from a straight line or course
“The bike path gently swerves to the right.”
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To cause to turn away from a straight line
“… a dog dashed out in front of me and made me swerve my bike to one side of the bike path.”
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To move suddenly aside or to and fro
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To dodge (a question), to avoid an unpleasant task or duty
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Make a quick, nervous movement as an instinctive reaction to fear, pain, or surprise
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Move with a curving trajectory
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Move or cause to move back and forth or from side to side while suspended or on an axis
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Slide against will
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Lose one's balance and stagger or lurch violently
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To make a series of unsteady side-to-side motions
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Pause in indecision before saying or doing something
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Make or become bent or twisted out of shape, typically as a result of the effects of heat or damp
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To lean at an angle
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Divergence from a straight course imparted to a ball or other object, especially in soccer, cricket, or snooker
“He has accuracy and the ability to make the ball dip and swerve or whatever is needed.”
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An act of changing to or adopting one thing in place of another
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A complete change of opinion or policy
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A sudden quick movement to avoid someone or something
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A sudden involuntary movement caused by shock or surprise
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A place where a road deviates from a straight path
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A course of action or a policy
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A change or slight difference in condition, amount, or level, typically within certain limits
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