We swung up from our seats and slewed half round to get every pound we could out of the thrashing oars.
The engines stopped and we slewed into the bank and dropped anchor.
The red roadster whipped and slewed around the curves, and leaped like lightning across the straight-away stretches.
Do you suppose you are a prisoner here because I slewed on you?
She slewed around, jerked and bobbed, slamming Stan back against his shock pad.
First, the sail-boat checked and slewed; 'aground,' I concluded.
Then, because he had been stopped and slewed a little from his course, he just went back the way he had come.
And the wind had slewed round from south-west to west, with a flirting to north.
As they slewed around the bend their coachman was flung from his seat into the grass border of the roadside.
He was redder in the face than ever, and his wig was almost off his head, it was so slewed aside.
"swampy place," 1708, North American variant of slough.
"large number," 1839, from Irish sluagh "a host, crowd, multitude," from Celtic and Balto-Slavic *sloug- "help, service" (see slogan).
"to turn, swing, twist," 1834, earlier slue (1769), a nautical word, of unknown origin. Slewed (1801) is old nautical slang for "drunk." Slew-foot "clumsy person who walks with feet turned out" is from 1896.
[1801+; fr slew, ''veer, swing around, hence, walk erratically'']