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Definition of Swerve


  1. To stray; to wander; to rope.
  2. To go out of a straight line; to deflect.
  3. To wander from any line prescribed, or from a rule or duty; to depart from what is established by law, duty, custom, or the like; to deviate.
  4. To bend; to incline.
  5. To climb or move upward by winding or turning.
  6. To turn aside.

Swerve Quotations

Where minds differ and opinions swerve there is scant a friend in that company.
Elizabeth I

But, sir, I shall take the path of duty and shall not swerve from it.
Benjamin F. Wade

If you stop to be kind, you must swerve often from your path.
Mary Webb
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Swerve Translations

swerve in German is ausweichen
swerve in Swedish is vika av, avvikelse, vridning
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