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tr. & intr.v. swerved, swerv·ing, swerves
To turn aside or be turned aside abruptly from a straight path or established pattern.
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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swerving - the act of turning aside suddenlyswerving - 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"
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The French invaders, like an infuriated animal that has in its onslaught received a mortal wound, felt that they were perishing, but could not stop, any more than the Russian army, weaker by one half, could help swerving.
He said the university needed ever so much more money this year than the state was willing to furnish; and that it must come from wealthy personages who could not but be offended by the swerving of the university from its high ideal of the passionless pursuit of passionless intelligence.
Nevertheless while swerving to avoid this stroke, Robin was poising for his own, and back came he forthwith--whack!
Summary: Campaign sends out simple message against sudden swerving, a major cause of road deaths in the UAE
swerving in an abrupt and careless manner, swerving without the use of signals, swerving across solid lines).
A motorist who was killed when his car spun out of control and flipped onto its roof had been swerving through traffic "recklessly", Dubai Police have said.
This van demolished a lamp-post on Bradley Road, Huddersfield, after swerving to avoid a cat
Stuart Graham, mitigating, said the swerving hadn't been deliberate as Somerville was concentrating to much on his girlfriend driving the car behind.
Major-General Mohammed Saif Al Zafin says increasing fines and penalties for risky violations including sudden swerving will reduce the rate of accidents.
We've told our learner drivers to ignore the potholes but they keep swerving.
Cops spotted Tom Devine's car swerving from lane to lane on the M8.
Just as the big rig slowed to a stop, the swerving pickup truck's left rear hit the big rig's front end, the CHP said.