swerve Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “swerve” in the English Dictionary

"swerve" in British English

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swerveverb [I]

uk   /swɜːv/  us   /swɝːv/
to ​changedirection, ​especiallysuddenly: The ​busdriver swerved to ​avoidhitting a ​cyclist. If you do not swerve from a ​principle or ​certainactions, you ​continue to ​think or ​act as you did in the ​beginning: She is one of those ​rarepoliticians whom one can ​trust not to swerve frompolicy and ​principle.
noun [C] uk   us  
(Definition of swerve from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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swerveverb [I/T]

 us   /swɜrv/
to ​turnsuddenly to one ​side while ​movingforward: [I] The ​cabslowed down and swerved towards the ​curb.
(Definition of swerve from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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