What does swerve mean?

Definitions for swerve
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swerve, swerving, veering(noun)

    the act of turning aside suddenly

  2. yaw, swerve(verb)

    an erratic deflection from an intended course

  3. swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut(verb)

    turn sharply; change direction abruptly

    "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

Wiktionary

  1. swerve(Verb)

    To stray; to wander; to rope.

  2. swerve(Verb)

    To go out of a straight line; to deflect.

  3. swerve(Verb)

    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. swerve(Verb)

    To bend; to incline.

  5. swerve(Verb)

    To climb or move upward by winding or turning.

  6. swerve(Verb)

    To turn aside or deviate to avoid impact.

  7. swerve(Verb)

    of a projectile, to travel in a curved line

Webster Dictionary

  1. Swerve(verb)

    to stray; to wander; to rope

    Etymology: [OE. swerven, AS. sweorfan to wipe off, to file, to polish; akin to OFries. swerva to creep, D. zwerven to swerve, to rope, OS. swerban to wipe off, MHG. swerben to be whirled, OHG. swerban to wipe off, Icel. sverfa to file, Goth. swarban (in comp.) to wipe, and perhaps to E. swarm. Cf. Swarm.]

  2. Swerve(verb)

    to go out of a straight line; to deflect

    Etymology: [OE. swerven, AS. sweorfan to wipe off, to file, to polish; akin to OFries. swerva to creep, D. zwerven to swerve, to rope, OS. swerban to wipe off, MHG. swerben to be whirled, OHG. swerban to wipe off, Icel. sverfa to file, Goth. swarban (in comp.) to wipe, and perhaps to E. swarm. Cf. Swarm.]

  3. Swerve(verb)

    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

    Etymology: [OE. swerven, AS. sweorfan to wipe off, to file, to polish; akin to OFries. swerva to creep, D. zwerven to swerve, to rope, OS. swerban to wipe off, MHG. swerben to be whirled, OHG. swerban to wipe off, Icel. sverfa to file, Goth. swarban (in comp.) to wipe, and perhaps to E. swarm. Cf. Swarm.]

  4. Swerve(verb)

    to bend; to incline

    Etymology: [OE. swerven, AS. sweorfan to wipe off, to file, to polish; akin to OFries. swerva to creep, D. zwerven to swerve, to rope, OS. swerban to wipe off, MHG. swerben to be whirled, OHG. swerban to wipe off, Icel. sverfa to file, Goth. swarban (in comp.) to wipe, and perhaps to E. swarm. Cf. Swarm.]

  5. Swerve(verb)

    to climb or move upward by winding or turning

    Etymology: [OE. swerven, AS. sweorfan to wipe off, to file, to polish; akin to OFries. swerva to creep, D. zwerven to swerve, to rope, OS. swerban to wipe off, MHG. swerben to be whirled, OHG. swerban to wipe off, Icel. sverfa to file, Goth. swarban (in comp.) to wipe, and perhaps to E. swarm. Cf. Swarm.]

  6. Swerve(verb)

    to turn aside

    Etymology: [OE. swerven, AS. sweorfan to wipe off, to file, to polish; akin to OFries. swerva to creep, D. zwerven to swerve, to rope, OS. swerban to wipe off, MHG. swerben to be whirled, OHG. swerban to wipe off, Icel. sverfa to file, Goth. swarban (in comp.) to wipe, and perhaps to E. swarm. Cf. Swarm.]

Freebase

  1. Swerve

    Swerve, by the Coca-Cola Company, was a flavored and vitamin-fortified dairy drink introduced in 2003. It contained 51% skim milk, was sweetened by a blend of sugar and sucralose, and provided 30% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of Vitamins A, C & D and Calcium. It was available in three flavors: a vanilla-banana flavor called Vanana, a blueberry-strawberry flavor called Blooo, and a Chocolate Drink flavor. It was most often found in school cafeterias. Despite its eventual marketing as a children's beverage, Swerve was initially designed for the alcopop market, designed to be an alternative to Smirnoff Ice in warm-weather climates where dairy consumption was traditionally high. The first version of Swerve contained L. acidophilus cultures and 8.5% abv. The name "swerve" was suggested for its use in professional wrestling where the predetermined outcome of an event is changed by the booker without the knowledge of the participants. The original formulation, called "Original Yogurt Blast Swerve" contained all the great taste of plain yogurt with the alcoholic kick of a high gravity lager. This version of swerve was first packaged in 12 ounce and 16 ounce cans, as well as quart-sized bottles. The consistency of the beverage was described by Harper's Weekly as "not unlike a homemade alcoholic Go-Gurt."

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Swerve

    swėrv, v.i. to turn, depart from any line, duty, or custom: to incline: to rove, wander.—n. an act of swerving.—adj. Swerve′less, that does not swerve.—n. Swerv′er, one who swerves. [A.S. sweorfan; Dut. zwerven.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of swerve in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of swerve in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of swerve in a Sentence

  1. Thomas Tusser:

    For the first fourteen years for a rod they do whine, For the next as a pearl in the world they do shine, For the next trim beauty beginneth to swerve, For the next matrons or drudges they serve, For the next doth crave a staff for a stay, For the next a bier to fetch them away.

  2. Eric Sanders:

    It’s an excellent charge. It’s going to stick in court, you cannot run bikes off the road. You cannot swerve toward them. You definitely cannot hit them and get away with it.

  3. Eric Sanders:

    You cannot run bikes off the road. You cannot swerve toward them. You definitely cannot hit them and get away with it.

  4. Mary Webb:

    If you stop to be kind, you must swerve often from your path.

  5. Later Froome:

    I lost my balance a little bit and swerved to the right. Aru happened to be on my right and he had to swerve as well. Any suggestion that it was on purpose is just crazy.

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Translations for swerve

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  • virajeSpanish
  • tataha, perori, kotitiMāori
  • zwervenDutch
  • сгиба́ться, повора́чивать, согну́ться, отклоня́ться, поверну́ть, уклоня́ться, отклони́ться, отходи́ть, сверну́ть, блужда́ть, уклони́ться, свора́чивать, преступа́тьRussian
  • väjaSwedish

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