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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. swerve, swerving, veeringnoun

    the act of turning aside suddenly

    Synonyms:
    swerving, veering, yaw

  2. yaw, swerveverb

    an erratic deflection from an intended course

    Synonyms:
    veering, yaw, swerving

  3. swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cutverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swerveverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. swerveverb

    Synonyms:
    deviate, deflect, diverge, turn aside

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How to use swerve in a sentence?

  1. Eric Sanders:

    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. Courtney Shelton:

    Kylie saw him swerve off to the right and then go flying through the air. She said ‘no mom, stop, stop stop.’ The grass was two or three feet high. The motorcycle was hidden and he was hidden, he flew quite a ways away from his motorcycle when I found him. He was on his back so I knew he had major injuries based on the distance he flew and the height he flew from my daughter’s description.

  4. 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.

  5. Mary Webb:

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


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  • virajeSpanish
  • kotiti, tataha, peroriMāori
  • zwervenDutch
  • отклоня́ться, поверну́ть, уклоня́ться, отклони́ться, отходи́ть, сверну́ть, блужда́ть, согну́ться, повора́чивать, уклони́ться, свора́чивать, преступа́ть, сгиба́тьсяRussian
  • väjaSwedish

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