Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “swerve”

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.
Compare
swerve
noun [C] uk   us  
(Definition of swerve from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of swerve?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “swerve” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

from the word go

from the start of something

Word of the Day

Countability – grammar codes

by Dom Glennon​​,
November 26, 2014
Advices and informations Have you ever noticed strange codes in square brackets on entries in Cambridge Dictionaries Online and wondered what they mean? These are grammar codes, giving you a brief summary of how that word behaves grammatically. More information can be obtained by hovering your cursor over the code, and there’s

Read More 

ped-text verb

November 24, 2014
to text someone while walking I’m ped-texting, I’m looking down at my phone, 75 percent of the time.

Read More