Meaning of “swerve” in the English Dictionary

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"swerve" in British English

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swerveverb [ I ]

uk /swɜːv/ us /swɝːv/

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.
noun [ C ] uk us

(Definition of “swerve” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"swerve" in American English

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swerveverb [ I/T ]

us /swɜrv/

to turn suddenly to one side while moving forward:

[ I ] The cab slowed down and swerved towards the curb.

(Definition of “swerve” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)