Meaning of swerve

swerve

Pronunciation: (swûrv), [key]
— v., n. swerved, swerv•ing,
—v.i.
  1. to turn aside abruptly in movement or direction; deviate suddenly from the straight or direct course.
—v.t.
  1. to cause to turn aside: Nothing could swerve him.
—n.
  1. an act of swerving; turning aside.
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