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Swerve meaning

swerve - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. To turn aside.
  2. 2. To stray; to wander; to rope.
  3. 3. To go out of a straight line; to deflect.
  4. 4. 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.
  5. 5. To bend; to incline.
  6. 6. To climb or move upward by winding or turning.
  7. 7. To deviate; incline; turn aside.

swerve - examples of usage

  1. He did not even notice it himself in time to prepare, and the next instant the thief flung himself upon him and jammed his head against the iron rod that guided the rudder, with such a force that the rudder stayed in its place and the boat flew along the ice without a swerve.
  2. His eyes changed a trifle but did not swerve.
  3. At the sight of the black object, flung as it were into her eyes, Ethelberta made a rapid swerve, and, placing her near fore- foot on a rolling stone, plunged forward with her head between her knees.
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