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Definition 1: the act of turning aside suddenly - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for swerve in the sense of this definition

(swerve is a kind of ...) the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course

"he took a turn to the right"

Definition 2: an erratic deflection from an intended course - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for swerve in the sense of this definition

(swerve is a kind of ...) a movement in a new direction

"the turning of the wind"

Definition 3: turn sharply; change direction abruptly - [verb of motion]

Samples where swerve or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The car cut to the left at the intersection
  • The motorbike veered to the right

Synonyms for swerve in the sense of this definition

(swerve is a kind of ...) change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

"Turn towards me" "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face" "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"

(... is a kind of swerve ) leave a formation

(... is a kind of swerve ) swerve off course momentarily

"the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it"

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