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swerve

 
 
pronunciation:
swuhrv
parts of speech:
verb, noun
part of speech: verb
inflections: swerves, swerving, swerved
definition 1: to change direction suddenly; turn quickly; veer.
The car swerved to avoid the child.
synonyms:
bend, veer
similar words:
deviate, dodge, shift, swing, tack, turn, twist, weave, wheel, wrench
definition 2: to cause to turn or change direction quickly.
She swerved the car off the road.
similar words:
deviate, divert, dodge, spin, tack, turn, wheel, wrench
 
part of speech: noun
definition: an act of suddenly changing direction; quick turn.
His swerve prevented an accident.
similar words:
turn, twist
derivation: swerver (n.)