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swerve

 (swûrv)
tr. & intr.v. swerved, swerv·ing, swerves
To turn aside or be turned aside abruptly from a straight path or established pattern.
n.
The act of swerving.

[Middle English swerven, from Old English sweorfan, to rub, scour.]
Synonyms: swerve, depart, deviate, digress, diverge, stray, veer1
These verbs mean to turn away from a straight path or established pattern, as of thought or action: a gaze that never swerved; won't depart from family traditions; deviated from the original plan; digressed from the main topic; opinions that diverged; strays from the truth; a conversation that veered away from sensitive issues.

swerve

(swɜːv)
vb
1. to turn or cause to turn aside, usually sharply or suddenly, from a course
2. (tr) to avoid (a person or event)
n
the act, instance, or degree of swerving
[Old English sweorfan to scour; related to Old High German swerban to wipe off, Gothic afswairban to wipe off, Old Norse sverfa to file]
ˈswervable adj
ˈswerver n

swerve

(swɜrv)

v. swerved, swerv•ing,
n. v.i.
1. to turn aside abruptly in movement or direction; deviate suddenly from the straight or direct course.
v.t.
2. to cause to turn aside.
n.
3. the act of swerving.
[1175–1225; Old English sweorfan to rub, file, c. Old Frisian swerfa to wander, Old Saxon, Old High German swerban to rub, Old Norse sverfa to file]

swerve


Past participle: swerved
Gerund: swerving

Imperative
swerve
swerve
Present
I swerve
you swerve
he/she/it swerves
we swerve
you swerve
they swerve
Preterite
I swerved
you swerved
he/she/it swerved
we swerved
you swerved
they swerved
Present Continuous
I am swerving
you are swerving
he/she/it is swerving
we are swerving
you are swerving
they are swerving
Present Perfect
I have swerved
you have swerved
he/she/it has swerved
we have swerved
you have swerved
they have swerved
Past Continuous
I was swerving
you were swerving
he/she/it was swerving
we were swerving
you were swerving
they were swerving
Past Perfect
I had swerved
you had swerved
he/she/it had swerved
we had swerved
you had swerved
they had swerved
Future
I will swerve
you will swerve
he/she/it will swerve
we will swerve
you will swerve
they will swerve
Future Perfect
I will have swerved
you will have swerved
he/she/it will have swerved
we will have swerved
you will have swerved
they will have swerved
Future Continuous
I will be swerving
you will be swerving
he/she/it will be swerving
we will be swerving
you will be swerving
they will be swerving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been swerving
you have been swerving
he/she/it has been swerving
we have been swerving
you have been swerving
they have been swerving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been swerving
you will have been swerving
he/she/it will have been swerving
we will have been swerving
you will have been swerving
they will have been swerving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been swerving
you had been swerving
he/she/it had been swerving
we had been swerving
you had been swerving
they had been swerving
Conditional
I would swerve
you would swerve
he/she/it would swerve
we would swerve
you would swerve
they would swerve
Past Conditional
I would have swerved
you would have swerved
he/she/it would have swerved
we would have swerved
you would have swerved
they would have swerved
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swerve - the act of turning aside suddenlyswerve - the act of turning aside suddenly  
turning, turn - the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right"
2.swerve - an erratic deflection from an intended course
turning, turn - a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind"
Verb1.swerve - turn sharplyswerve - turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
turn - change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs"
peel off - leave a formation
yaw - swerve off course momentarily; "the ship yawed when the huge waves hit it"

swerve

verb
1. veer, turn, swing, shift, bend, incline, deflect, depart from, skew, diverge, deviate, turn aside, sheer off Drivers swerved to avoid the debris.
noun
1. change of direction, bend, twist, deviation He swung the car to the left and that swerve saved Malone's life.

swerve

verb
1. To turn aside sharply from a straight course:
Nautical: yaw.
2. To turn away from a prescribed course of action or conduct:
Archaic: err.
Translations
إنْحِرافيَنْحَرِفيَنْحَرِفُ
uhnoutzabočení
svingevigesving
kaartaa
krivudati
elkanyarodikkanyarodás
sveigja
急にそれる
빗나가다
mestis į šalįnukrypti į šonąpasisukimaspasukimas
nogrieztiesnovirzenovirzīšanāsnovirzīties
stočenieuhnúťzabočenie
zaviti v stran
svänga åt sidan
หักเลี้ยว
anî dönüşbirden yön değiştirmekdireksiyonu kırmaksapmasapmak
đi chệch

swerve

[swɜːv]
A. N (by car, driver) → viraje m brusco; (by boxer, runner) → finta f, regate m
to put a swerve on a balldarle con efecto a la pelota
B. VI
1. (lit) [boxer, fighter] → hurtar el cuerpo; [ball] → ir con efecto; (on hitting obstacle) → desviarse; [vehicle, driver] → virar bruscamente
I was forced to swerve violently to avoid himme vi obligado a virar bruscamente para esquivarlo
the car swerved away from the lorryel coche viró bruscamente para esquivar el camión
the car swerved in and out of trafficel coche zigzagueaba bruscamente por entre el tráfico
to swerve to the right [vehicle, driver] → virar bruscamente a or hacia la derecha
2. (frm) (fig) → desviarse, apartarse (from de) we shall not swerve from our dutyno nos apartaremos del cumplimiento de nuestro deber
C. VT [+ boat, horse, car] → hacer virar bruscamente; [+ ball] → dar efecto a, sesgar

swerve

[ˈswɜːrv] vi [vehicle, driver] → faire une embardée, faire un écart
He swerved to avoid the cyclist → Il a fait une embardée pour éviter le cycliste.
The car almost swerved off the road and into the river → La voiture a fait une embardée qui a failli la faire sortir de la route et plonger dans la rivière.

swerve

nBogen m; (of road, coastline also)Schwenkung f; (of car etc also)Schlenker m (inf); (= spin on ball)Effet m; with a swerve he avoided his opponenter wich seinem Gegner mit einer geschickten Bewegung aus
vieinen Bogen machen; (car, driver)ausschwenken; (boxer)ausweichen; (horse)ausbrechen; (ball)im Bogen fliegen; (fig, from truth) → abweichen; (from chosen path) → abschwenken; to swerve round somethingeinen Bogen um etw machen; the road swerves (round) to the rightdie Straße schwenkt nach rechts; he swerved in behind meer schwenkte plötzlich hinter mir ein; the car swerved in and out of the trafficder Wagen schoss im Slalom durch den Verkehrsstrom
vt car etcherumreißen; ballanschneiden

swerve

[swɜːv]
1. ndeviazione f; (in car) → sterzata
2. videviare bruscamente; (in car) → sterzare; (in ship) → virare; (boxer) → scartare
nothing will make him swerve from his aims → niente lo distoglierà dai suoi propositi

swerve

(swəːv) verb
to turn away (from a line or course), especially quickly. The car driver swerved to avoid the dog; She never swerved from her purpose.
noun
an act of swerving. The sudden swerve rocked the passengers in their seats.

swerve

يَنْحَرِفُ uhnout svinge ausweichen λοξοδρομώ virar bruscamente kaartaa faire une embardée krivudati sbandare 急にそれる 빗나가다 uitwijken skrense zboczyć desviar отклоняться svänga åt sidan หักเลี้ยว direksiyonu kırmak đi chệch 突然转向
References in classic literature ?
Come, Ahab's compliments to ye; come and see if ye can swerve me.
These warm Trade Winds, at least, that in the clear heavens blow straight on, in strong and steadfast, vigorous mildness; and veer not from their mark, however the baser currents of the sea may turn and tack, and mightiest Mississippies of the land swift and swerve about, uncertain where to go at last.
Go therefore, half this day as friend with friend Converse with ADAM, in what Bowre or shade Thou find'st him from the heat of Noon retir'd, To respit his day-labour with repast, Or with repose; and such discourse bring on, As may advise him of his happie state, Happiness in his power left free to will, Left to his own free Will, his Will though free, Yet mutable; whence warne him to beware He swerve not too secure: tell him withall His danger, and from whom, what enemie Late falln himself from Heav'n, is plotting now The fall of others from like state of bliss; By violence, no, for that shall be withstood, But by deceit and lies; this let him know, Least wilfully transgressing he pretend Surprisal, unadmonisht, unforewarnd.
His censure of those travellers who swerve from the truth.
And this is my own opinion; for, where he could and should give freedom to his pen in praise of so worthy a knight, he seems to me deliberately to pass it over in silence; which is ill done and worse contrived, for it is the business and duty of historians to be exact, truthful, and wholly free from passion, and neither interest nor fear, hatred nor love, should make them swerve from the path of truth, whose mother is history, rival of time, storehouse of deeds, witness for the past, example and counsel for the present, and warning for the future.
Because the prospect of present loss or advantage may often tempt the governing party in one or two States to swerve from good faith and justice; but those temptations, not reaching the other States, and consequently having little or no influence on the national government, the temptation will be fruitless, and good faith and justice be preserved.
They were on their way homeward, but had been obliged to swerve from their ordinary route through the mountains, by deep snows.
The shudder, the stumble, the swerve ere the star-stabbing bowsprit merges -
Not one of them--so far as we have any knowledge--was ever known to be touched by the softer sentiments, to swerve from his purpose, or hold his hand in obedience to the dictates of his heart.
The least swerve, and we'd never ha' come up again.
Casaubon felt a surprise which was quite unmixed with pleasure, but he did not swerve from his usual politeness of greeting, when Will rose and explained his presence.
Lieutenant Smith-Oldwick saw these things and then with increasing wonder he saw the ape-man swerve, too, and leap for the spotted cat as a football player leaps for a runner.