body swerve

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body swerve

n
1. (Soccer) sport (esp in football games) the act or an instance of swerving past an opponent
2. (Rugby) sport (esp in football games) the act or an instance of swerving past an opponent
3. Scot the act or an instance of avoiding (a situation considered unpleasant): I think I'll give the meeting a body swerve.
vb
4. (Soccer) sport (esp in football games) to pass (an opponent) using a body swerve
5. (Rugby) sport (esp in football games) to pass (an opponent) using a body swerve
6. Scot to avoid (a situation or person considered unpleasant)
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With his quick feet and effortless body swerves Sancho gets fans on the edge of their seats and gives defenders nightmares.
It has an interesting menu which body swerves many of the tried and tested old favourites but hits the back of the net with more unusual dishes.
With the score standing at 1-1 after Emile Heskey's volley and Louis Saha's tap-in, Sinama-Pongollemade two body swerves George Best would have been proud of.
But after all the neat footwork and the body swerves, who does Dempsey think will be taking home the famous Sam Maguire Cup today?
But Charlize body swerves to Hollywood with good-guy minder Bill Paxton.
(Indeed the advent of professional codes has gradually supplanted the founding English-liberal ideology of fair play and genteel amateurism all over the world.) In Brazil, a baroque style evolved--banana shots, scissors kicks, mesmerizing dribbles, body swerves from hell--that was considered foreign and thus undesirable by the European managers who had traditionally plundered the cream of Latin American talent.
Seductive pulp fiction artfully aping the dark mysteries of 40s Hollywood with a plot full of body swerves. (Cert 18, 1981) ***
With the score standing at 1-1 after Emile Heskey's thunderous volley and Louis Saha's fortunate tap-in,Sinama-Pongolle transformed the game with two body swerves of which George Best would have been proud.
A plot full of body swerves in a scintillating sex thriller which artfully apes the dark mysteries of the '40s.
Seductive pulp fiction that artfully apes the dark mysteries of 40s Hollywood with a plot full of body swerves. (Cert 18, 1981) .....