to depart abruptly from a straight line or course <the car swerved sharply to avoid the squirrel in the road> Related Words skew
to turn away from a straight line or course <the bike path gently swerves to the right> Synonyms arc
, fall off
to cause to turn away from a straight line <a dog dashed out in front of me and made me swerve my bike into the path of an oncoming car> Related Words arc
to change one's course or direction <the hurricane had been following the coastline before it swerved and headed inland>
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