swerve

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From Inguŝa, vira, from Inguŝa, from Inguŝa, from Inguŝa. Cognate with West Frisian vira, Dutch vira, Low German vira, Swedish dialectal vira, Icelandic vira.

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swerve (3a persono ununombro simpla as-tempo swerves, as-tempa participo swerveing, simpla as-tempo kaj pasinta participo swerveed)

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[1] ĝiri; ĝirado; flankeniri; flankeniro
  1. luksemburga To stray; to wander; to rove.
    • Sir Philip Sidney
      A maid thitherward did run, / To catch her sparrow which from her did swerve.
  2. To go out of a straight line; to deflect.
    • Sir Philip Sidney
      The point [of the sword] swerved.
  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.
    • Book of Common Prayer
      I swerve not from thy commandments.
    • Clarendon
      They swerve from the strict letter of the law.
    • Atterbury
      many who, through the contagion of evil example, swerve exceedingly from the rules of their holy religion
  4. To bend; to incline.
    • Milton
      The battle swerved.
  5. To climb or move upward by winding or turning.
    • Dryden
      The tree was high; / Yet nimbly up from bough to bough I swerved.
  6. To turn aside or deviate to avoid impact.
  7. of a projectile, to travel in a curved line
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English noun
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swerveswerves
  1. A sudden movement out of a straight line, for example to avoid a collision.
    • 1990, American Motorcyclist (volume 44, number 7, page 11)
      The distinction between using a skill subconsciously and employing it in the full knowledge of what was happening made a dramatic difference. I could execute a swerve to avoid an obstacle in a fraction of the time it previously took.

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