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English definition of “swerve”

swerve

verb [I]     /swɜːv/ US  /swɝːv/
to change direction , especially suddenly : The bus driver swerved to avoid hitting the cyclists .Changing direction If you do not swerve from a principle or certain actions , you continue to think or act as you did in the beginning : She is one of those rare politicians whom one can trust not to swerve from policy and principle . → Compare unswervingContinue and last swerve     noun [C]
(Definition of swerve verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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