- simple past tense and past participle of swerve
Variant of swerve
transitive verbswerved, swerving
to turn aside or cause to turn aside sharply or suddenly from a straight line, course, etc.
Origin of swerveMiddle English swerven ; from Old English sweorfan, to file away, scour ; from Indo-European base an unverified form swerbh-, to turn, wipe, sweep from source Classical Greek syrphetos, sweepings, litter
the act or degree of swerving