verb (used without object), swerved, swerv·ing.
verb (used with object), swerved, swerv·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM swerveun·swerved, adjectiveun·swerv·ing, adjectiveun·swerv·ing·ly, adverbun·swerv·ing·ness, noun
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Motorcycles roar and swerve around women who balance soaring bundles confidently on their heads.‘Argo’ in the Congo: The Ghosts of the Stanleyville Hostage Crisis|Nina Strochlic|November 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
They kept the Portuguese in check, matching them tackle for tackle, swerve for swerve.Team USA 2, Portugal 2: Seconds Away From World Cup Glory|Tunku Varadarajan|June 23, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This kind of swerve has been ventured before and it led to an electoral dead end.
Barnes supplies no explanation or justification for its unusual construction, for the unannounced swerve from fact to fiction.‘One Relishes the Pain’: Julian Barnes’ Memoir of Grief|Adam Begley|September 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The Swerve won the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award.
Black Hood brought the car around in a wide sweeping turn to head back toward the gate, had to swerve to avoid hitting Joe Strong.
At this juncture Dale burst into the saloon, suddenly to check his impetus, to swerve aside toward the bar and halt.The Man of the Forest|Zane Grey
He might certainly challenge earth or heaven, things present or things to come, to swerve him from this grand allegiance.The Minister's Wooing|Harriet Beecher Stowe
He missed the rider by the fraction of an inch, but saw the machine swerve and heard the soft thud of something falling.The Daffodil Mystery|Edgar Wallace
Was it not life itself to feel beneath his limbs the old familiar swerve, and swing and long elastic bound?Sarchedon|G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville