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“… suddenly you have to swerve around or …”

meanings of swerve


  1. To bend; to incline.
  2. To drive in the trajectory of another vehicle to stop it, to cut off.
  3. To stray; to wander; to rove.
  4. To go out of a straight line; to deflect.
  5. To climb or move upward by winding or turning.
  6. Of a projectile, to travel in a curved line.
  7. To turn aside or deviate to avoid impact.
  8. To wander from any line prescribed, or from a rule or duty; to depart from what is established by law, duty, custom, or the like; to deviate.


  1. A deviation from duty or custom.
  2. A sudden movement out of a straight line, for example to avoid a collision.

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