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Princeton's WordNet

  1. swerve, swerving, veering(noun)

    the act of turning aside suddenly

    Synonyms:
    swerving, veering, yaw, swerve

  2. yaw, swerve(verb)

    an erratic deflection from an intended course

    Synonyms:
    swerve, veering, yaw, swerving

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

    turn sharply; change direction abruptly

    Synonyms:
    foreshorten, veer, bring down, wind, turn off, edit out, arch, twist, hack, trim down, write out, prune, thin, kink, cut, rationalize, trim back, trim, ignore, swerve, shorten, crook, edit, thin out, cut down, skip, abridge, reduce, rationalise, arc, contract, burn, dilute, curve, switch off, sheer, make out, geld, slew, disregard, tailor, cut off, turn out, snub, slue, slide, issue, cut back, abbreviate, trend, curl, slip, skid

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. swerve

    To fluctuate (Latin fluctus, a wave) is to move like a wave with alternate rise and fall. A pendulum oscillates; waves fluctuate or undulate; a light or a flame wavers; a frightened steed swerves from his course; a tool or weapon swerves from the mark or line; the temperature varies; the wind veers when it suddenly changes its direction. That which veers may steadily hold the new direction; that which oscillates, fluctuates, undulates, or wavers returns upon its way. As regards mental states, he who hesitates sticks (Latin hærere) on the verge of decision; he who wavers does not stick to a decision; he who vacillates decides now one way, and now another; one vacillates between contrasted decisions or actions; he may waver between decision and indecision, or between action and inaction. Persons hesitate, vacillate, waver; feelings fluctuate or vary. Compare SHAKE.

    Synonyms:
    fluctuate, hesitate, oscillate, undulate, vacillate, vary, veer, waver

    Antonyms:
    abide, adhere, hold fast, persist, stand fast, stay, stick

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. swerve(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    deviate, depart, diverge, wander, turn aside, go astray


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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