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Verb
To move in a turn, especially sharply or abruptly
“Floyd had to swerve to the right to avoid the log and remain on the highway.”
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To deviate from a straight line or direct course
“The airplane track then began to gradually swerve to the right of the extended runway centerline.”
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To change or cause to change direction
“On their return flight in the spring, there is a tendency to swerve westward, and at this time, they are occasionally abundant in eastern South Dakota.”
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To skim the surface of a body of water while moving at high speed
“She was jolted back to reality when the car began to swerve on the slippery county road.”
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To suddenly spring or flinch back in fear, horror, or disgust
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To move aside or to and fro in a sudden or quick manner
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To lose one's balance and stagger or lurch violently
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To move around or sideways unsteadily
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To lean or bend at an angle
Noun
Plural for divergence from a straight line or course
“People rightly blame the goalkeeper who could have reacted quicker or differently, or who could have read the swerve of the ball better.”
Noun
Plural for a sudden quick movement to avoid someone or something
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Plural for a complete change of opinion or policy
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Plural for a loop or curve in an object or path
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Plural for a quick and nimble move, typically to elude
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Plural for a sudden involuntary movement caused by shock or surprise
Noun
Plural for a deviation from an expected level, amount or condition
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