Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: swerve
IPA transcription: [sw'ɝv]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: swerve, swerving, veering
    Meaning: the act of turning aside suddenly
verb meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut
    Meaning: turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
Usage examples
  • Hardly had he spoken than a puff of wind caused the daring manipulator of the monoplane to swerve to one side.
  • "If perchance thou permittest the staff of justice to swerve, let it be not by the weight of a gift, but by that of mercy.
  • We rushed up the hills, we shot down their farther slopes; from the rocky chasms of the river-bed he did not swerve; he held on over them his fierce, terrible gallop.