swerve

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swerve / swərv/ • v. change or cause to change direction abruptly: [intr.] a car swerved around a corner | [tr.] he swerved the truck, narrowly missing a teenager on a skateboard. • n. an abrupt change of direction: do not make sudden swerves, particularly around parked vehicles. DERIVATIVES: swerv·er n.