Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun swerve

2 senses of swerve

Sense 1
swerve, swerving, veering -- (the act of turning aside suddenly)
       => turn, turning -- (the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course; "he took a turn to the right")

Sense 2
yaw, swerve -- (an erratic deflection from an intended course)
       => turning, turn -- (a movement in a new direction; "the turning of the wind")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb swerve

1 sense of swerve

Sense 1
swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut -- (turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right")
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

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