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Synonyms of 'swerve'

(verb) 
Definition
to turn aside from a course sharply or suddenly
Drivers swerved to avoid the debris.
Synonyms
veer
small potholes which tend to make the car veer to one side or the other
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turn
He turned abruptly and walked away.
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swing
The canoe found the current and swung around.
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shift
The entire pile shifted and slid, thumping onto the floor.
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bend
Bend the bar into a horseshoe.
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deflect
His forearm deflected most of the punch.
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depart from
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diverge
a course that diverged from the coastline
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deviate
He didn't deviate from his schedule.
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turn aside
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sheer off
(noun) 
Definition
the act of swerving
He swung the car to the left and that swerve saved Malone's life.
Synonyms
change of direction
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bend
The crash occurred on a sharp bend.
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twist
the twists and turns of the existing track
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of bend
Definition
to form a curve
Bend the bar into a horseshoe.
in the sense of bend
Definition
a curved part
The crash occurred on a sharp bend.
Synonyms
in the sense of deflect
Definition
to turn or cause to turn aside from a course
His forearm deflected most of the punch.
Synonyms
turn aside,

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