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swerve

swerve

 
 
pronunciation:
swuhrv
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: swerved, swerves, swerving
definition: to change direction suddenly; turn abruptly; veer.
The car swerved to avoid the child.He never swerves in his loyalty.
synonyms:
bend, chop, sheer, veer
similar words:
deviate, dodge, shift, swing, tack, turn, twist, weave, wheel, wrench
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to turn or change direction abruptly.
synonyms:
sheer, swing, veer
similar words:
deviate, divert, dodge, spin, tack, turn, wheel, wrench
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part of speech: noun
definition: an act of suddenly changing direction; abrupt turn.
synonyms:
sheer, veer
similar words:
deflection, skew, turn, twist
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derivation: swerver (n.)