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English noun: swerve

1. swerve (act) the act of turning aside suddenly

Synonymsswerving, veering

Broader (hypernym)turn, turning

2. swerve (event) an erratic deflection from an intended course


Broader (hypernym)turn, turning

English verb: swerve

1. swerve (motion) turn sharply; change direction abruptly

SamplesThe car cut to the left at the intersection.
The motorbike veered to the right.

Synonymscurve, cut, sheer, slew, slue, trend, veer

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)turn

Narrower (hyponym)peel off, yaw

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