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swerve (away) (from someone or something)

to turn sharply away from someone or something. The car swerved away from Carla just in time. It swerved away just in time.

swerve into someone or something

to turn sharply and directly into someone or something. (Usually an accident.) The car almost swerved into a pedestrian. The bus swerved into a truck.
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In Swerve, one cherry bomb falls at the feet of the legendary TV interviewer Barbara Walters and the whole crew at ABC's The View, which Tyler says is sometimes as backwards as a tour bus barreling in reverse.
We believe that our findings go a long way to explain the phenomenon observed when some players kick the ball with little or no spin, yet get it to swerve in a seemingly erratic manner - possibly producing an 'S' shape trajectory.
Swerve C maintained their interest in the Championship race with a 10-0 victory over Beaumont C with hat tricks from Sam Bailey, Andrew Wilson and Martin Rutter.
Because of the undeniable track bias, wide runners-especially those drawn six-were sent off much shorter than the `tissue' price and Mumble Swerve went to traps a 4-7 chance for the pounds 750 feature event.
a leading global manufacturer of CDMA wireless handsets and telemetry modules, and Superscape Group plc (LSE:SPS), leaders in revolutionary entertainment for mobile phones, today announced a partnership to optimize Superscape's Swerve Client software engine for Kyocera's Koi(TM) 1.
A hat trick from Joe Cope helped Ormesby secure the draw against Swerve, with Jack Cope and George Hill winning one set each.
At first glance it appeared the race would concern the front pair, but Mumble Swerve had other ideas and showed the pace that had made him one time favourite for the Derby and he quickly took control to draw clear of his rivals, coming home just over two lengths clear of the staying on Dukes Again in a fast 28.
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Division One: Nunthorpe A 4 (Williams 1 Corking 1 Burge 1) Ormesby A 6 (Gofton 3 Weatherby 3); Ormesby D 5 (Edwards 3 Nassau 2) Beaumont Acc Nomads B 5 (Pearson 2 Lynas 1 Baines 1); Beaumont Acc Nomads C 10 (Linsley 3 Langley 3 Abell 3) Nunthorpe B 0; Swerve A 10 (Harland 3 Dobinson 3 Wardell 3) Ormesby C 0; Ormesby B 2 (White 1) Swerve C 8 (Wilson 3 Chan 3 Bradburn 2).
From the A4100, he took the exit sliproad onto the M40 and drove on the hard shoulder and in one of the traffic lanes, causing numerous vehicles to swerve.
The Jones camp kicked off the event with a bang when supplying the first three home in the opening heat, but the punters were hoping for a different result, as it was Courts Legal who emerged victorious over Mumble Swerve.
When The Coca-Cola Company announces a new product, people tend to notice -- but in the case of Swerve, the latest launch seemed to go undetected.
SWERVE A have caught Ormesby A at the top of Division 1 of the Middlesbrough and District Table Tennis League after their 10-0 victory against Ormesby C.
grinned delighted trainer Linda Jones after her Mumble Swerve put up a courageous display to land the pounds 750 final of the Stadium Bookmakers Puppy Trophy over 400m at Romford on Friday, writes Jim Austin.