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SWERVE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does swerve mean? 

SWERVE (noun)
  The noun SWERVE has 2 senses:

1. the act of turning aside suddenly
2. an erratic deflection from an intended course

  Familiarity information: SWERVE used as a noun is rare.


SWERVE (verb)
  The verb SWERVE has 1 sense:

1. turn sharply; change direction abruptly

  Familiarity information: SWERVE used as a verb is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SWERVE (noun)


Sense 1swerve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The act of turning aside suddenly

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

swerve; swerving; veering

Hypernyms ("swerve" is a kind of...):

turn; turning (the act of changing or reversing the direction of the course)


Sense 2swerve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

An erratic deflection from an intended course

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Synonyms:

yaw; swerve

Hypernyms ("swerve" is a kind of...):

turn; turning (a movement in a new direction)


SWERVE (verb)


Sense 1swerve [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Turn sharply; change direction abruptly

Classified under:

Verbs of walking, flying, swimming

Synonyms:

trend; swerve; slue; slew; sheer; veer; curve; cut

Context examples:

The car cut to the left at the intersection / The motorbike veered to the right

Hypernyms (to "swerve" is one way to...):

turn (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "swerve"):

peel off (leave a formation)

yaw (swerve off course momentarily)

Sentence frames:

Something ----s
Something is ----ing PP


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