Student Thesaurus

One entry found for swerve.
Entry Word: swerve
Function: verb
Text: 1 to depart abruptly from a straight line or course <the car swerved sharply to avoid the squirrel in the road>
Synonyms sheer, veer, yaw
Related Words skew, slew (also slue); arc, arch, bend, bow, crook, curve, hook, round, sweep, wheel; circle, coil, curl, loop, spiral; turn, twist, wind; deviate, stray, wander, waver
Antonyms straighten
2 to turn away from a straight line or course <the bike path gently swerves to the right> -- see CURVE 1
3 to cause to turn away from a straight line <a dog dashed out in front of me and made me swerve my bike into the path of an oncoming car> -- see BEND 1