swerve


swerve

verb

Definition of SWERVE

1
to depart abruptly from a straight line or course <the car swerved sharply to avoid the squirrel in the road>
Synonyms break, cut, sheer, veer, yaw, zag, zig
Antonyms straighten
2
to turn away from a straight line or course <the bike path gently swerves to the right>
Antonyms straighten
3
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>
Synonyms arch, bow, crook, curve, hook, swerve
4
to change one's course or direction <the hurricane had been following the coastline before it swerved and headed inland>
Related Words tack, zigzag; double (back), turn back

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