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Synonyms for swerve
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swerve, swerving, veering(noun)

    the act of turning aside suddenly

    Synonyms:
    swerving, veering, yaw

  2. yaw, swerve(verb)

    an erratic deflection from an intended course

    Synonyms:
    veering, yaw, swerving

  3. swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut(verb)

    turn sharply; change direction abruptly

    "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

    Synonyms:
    foreshorten, veer, bring down, wind, turn off, edit out, arch, twist, hack, trim down, write out, prune, thin, kink, cut, rationalize, trim back, trim, ignore, shorten, crook, edit, thin out, cut down, skip, abridge, reduce, rationalise, arc, contract, burn, dilute, curve, switch off, sheer, make out, geld, slew, disregard, tailor, cut off, turn out, snub, slue, slide, issue, cut back, abbreviate, trend, curl, slip, skid

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. swerve

    To fluctuate (Latin fluctus, a wave) is to move like a wave with alternate rise and fall. A pendulum oscillates; waves fluctuate or undulate; a light or a flame wavers; a frightened steed swerves from his course; a tool or weapon swerves from the mark or line; the temperature varies; the wind veers when it suddenly changes its direction. That which veers may steadily hold the new direction; that which oscillates, fluctuates, undulates, or wavers returns upon its way. As regards mental states, he who hesitates sticks (Latin hærere) on the verge of decision; he who wavers does not stick to a decision; he who vacillates decides now one way, and now another; one vacillates between contrasted decisions or actions; he may waver between decision and indecision, or between action and inaction. Persons hesitate, vacillate, waver; feelings fluctuate or vary. Compare SHAKE.

    Synonyms:
    fluctuate, hesitate, oscillate, undulate, vacillate, vary, veer, waver

    Antonyms:
    abide, adhere, hold fast, persist, stand fast, stay, stick

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. swerve

    Synonyms:
    deviate, diverge, stray, wander, divaricate, bend, incline, trend

    Antonyms:
    continue, disincline

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swerve(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    deviate, depart, diverge, wander, turn aside, go astray

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. swerve(v)

    Synonyms:
    deviate, deflect, diverge, turn aside

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How to use swerve in a sentence?

  1. Eric Sanders:

    It’s an excellent charge. It’s going to stick in court, you cannot run bikes off the road. You cannot swerve toward them. You definitely cannot hit them and get away with it.

  2. Later Froome:

    I lost my balance a little bit and swerved to the right. Aru happened to be on my right and he had to swerve as well. Any suggestion that it was on purpose is just crazy.

  3. Thomas Tusser:

    For the first fourteen years for a rod they do whine, For the next as a pearl in the world they do shine, For the next trim beauty beginneth to swerve, For the next matrons or drudges they serve, For the next doth crave a staff for a stay, For the next a bier to fetch them away.

  4. Mary Webb:

    If you stop to be kind, you must swerve often from your path.

  5. Eric Sanders:

    You cannot run bikes off the road. You cannot swerve toward them. You definitely cannot hit them and get away with it.


Translations for swerve

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  • virajeSpanish
  • tataha, perori, kotitiMāori
  • zwervenDutch
  • сгиба́ться, повора́чивать, согну́ться, отклоня́ться, поверну́ть, уклоня́ться, отклони́ться, отходи́ть, сверну́ть, блужда́ть, уклони́ться, свора́чивать, преступа́тьRussian
  • väjaSwedish

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