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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


Synonymsyaw


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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