evasive action

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Noun1.evasive action - an action aimed at evading an opponent
evasion - the act of physically escaping from something (an opponent or a pursuer or an unpleasant situation) by some adroit maneuver
clinch - (boxing) the act of one boxer holding onto the other to avoid being hit and to rest momentarily
airplane maneuver, flight maneuver - a maneuver executed by an aircraft
straight-arm - (American football) the act of warding off a tackler by holding the arm fully extended with the hand against the opponent
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No evasive action was required, nor were there any injuries.
Meanwhile, a 75-year-old van driver is to go to trial on a charge of causing other drivers to take evasive action on a 15-mile stretch of the M74 between Moffat and Lockerbie by driving while he was knowingly tired and falling asleep.
It is understood the car driver was forced to take evasive action to avoid a collision with the van, which resulted in their vehicle leaving the road.
It is alleged Murphy, of The Loaning, Motherwell, turned in the road when it was unsafe to do so, failed to stop at a junction and drove into the path of other road users which caused drivers to take evasive action to avoid a collision.
Allan, of Bearsden, had failed to keep a proper lookout and had entered the opposite carriageway to overtake a car which had to take evasive action to avoid a collision.
Two airplanes departing O'Hare International Airport came dangerously close to each other just after liftoff Friday afternoon, with both crews quickly taking evasive action, according to aviation officials.
A reckless drink-driver who caused other motorists - and a pedestrian - to take"evasive action"to avoid being hit by his out-of-control car has been banned from the road for nearly two years.
The vehicle had to take evasive action after a car being driven by an elderly male failed to stop at a junction.
Paisley Sheriff Court heard Kerr was in the back of the patrol car travelling along Blackstoun Oval, Ferguslie Park, when she kicked out at the driver, causing him to take evasive action to avoid a crash.
His actions on December 29, 2016, forced other drivers to take evasive action.
If the driver still does not take evasive action to avoid the collision, the system automatically applies the brakes to reduce any impact or, if possible, prevent the collision.