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1. swerve

verb. ['ˈswɝːv'] turn sharply; change direction abruptly.

Synonyms

  • slue
  • cut
  • trend
  • slew
  • yaw
  • peel off
  • curve
  • turn
  • sheer

Antonyms

  • malfunction
  • undiluted
  • uncastrated
  • attend

Etymology

  • sweorfan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Swerve

  • underserve
  • preserve
  • conserve
  • reserve
  • observe
  • hors-d-oeuvre
  • deserve
  • unnerve
  • zurve
  • verve
  • serve
  • serv
  • nerve
  • mirv
  • merv
  • herve
  • d'oeuvre
  • curve
  • oeuvre
  • irve
  • irv

How do you pronounce swerve?

Pronounce swerve as swərv.

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Sentences with swerve


1. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
You instinctively swerve and run off the road into a utility pole.

Quotes about swerve


1. Buy a gift for a dog, and you'll be amazed at the way it will dance and swerve its tail, but if don't have anything to offer to it, it won't even recognize your arrival; such are the attributes of fake friends.
- Michael Bassey Johnson

2. swerve

noun. ['ˈswɝːv'] the act of turning aside suddenly.

Synonyms

  • turning
  • swerving
  • turn

Antonyms

  • thicken
  • inflate
  • deflate
  • increase

Etymology

  • sweorfan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. swerve

noun. ['ˈswɝːv'] an erratic deflection from an intended course.

Synonyms

  • turn
  • yaw

Antonyms

  • expand
  • uncut
  • switch on

Etymology

  • sweorfan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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