To swerve is to change directions suddenly or to cause to change directions suddenly.(verb)
When a deer runs in front of your car and you rapidly turn the wheel to avoid hitting it, this is an example of when youswerve the car and an example of when the car swerves.
See swerve in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME swerven < OE sweorfan, to file away, scour < IE base *swerbh-, to turn, wipe, sweep > Gr syrphetos, sweepings, litter
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tr. & intr.v. swerved swerved, swerv·ing, swerves
Origin: Middle English swerven
Origin: , from Old English sweorfan, to rub, scour.
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