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swerve

verb [I] uk   /swɜːv/ us    /swɝːv/
to change direction, especially suddenly: The bus driver swerved to avoid hitting the cyclists. 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.
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