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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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Sentencing Somerville to a 12-month community order, with 100 hours of unpaid work, and banning him from the roads for 15 months, Judge Simon Hickey said: "You were concentrating too much on your girlfriend you thought was driving behind and you swerved out.
Near Afonwen a silver Peugeot 307 swerved into his lorry's path.
The bus swerved unexpectedly to the middle lane and hit the second bus forcing it out of lane and hitting the third bus.
The Jeep driver swerved back but hit the back of the Audi.
TWO MEN have told of an amazing escape when they swerved to avoid a falling tree as they travelling along a Coventry road in their van.
A third vehicle -- a Honda Accord investigators suspect was racing with Orozco -- swerved to avoid debris from the crash.
Paul Booth, 32, swerved at high speed into oncoming traffic for more than 30 miles.
LOS ANGELES: Friends actor Matthew Perry wrecked his Porsche when he swerved to avoid a car on the narrow streets of the Hollywood Hills and drove into someone's porch.
A pickup truck swerved in front of the 1996 Hyundai Accent in which he was a passenger.
The victim was driving on the Adhan Road, when he swerved and hit the lamp post.
VENTURA - A 12-year-old girl was injured after being struck by a car that swerved onto a sidewalk, according to a statement from Ventura police.
The accused also swerved and when he swerved back he collided with the rear of the lorry.
GRANADA HILLS - The driver of a Chevrolet Corvette died Thursday in a fiery crash caused when his car was hit broadside by an SUV that swerved to avoid another vehicle, officials said.
He deliberately swerved across the carriageway to a stationary police van and narrowly avoided hitting it.
He swerved to the left, which caused his rear trailer to overturn.