swerve away (from someone or something)

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swerve away (from someone or something)

1. To turn or veer abruptly aside in order to avoid collision or interaction (with someone or something). I managed to swerve away from the oncoming truck at the last moment. The motorcyclist was bearing down on her but swerved away before hitting her. I swerved away from the bar when I noticed the creepy guy staring at me.
2. To avoid or evade (someone or something) by abruptly changing one's plans or intentions. We swerved away from the merger after we realized how badly it would impact our employees. I've really started swerving away from people who bring nothing but toxic negativity to the table.
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The dashcam footage shows his bronze Volvo heading towards another car - which has to swerve away at the last minute.
It's systems also swerve away from cliffs and steers the car back into its lane.
Should, for example, cars like one that killed Elaine Herzberg be programed to swerve away from an adult pedestrian if it means running over a child .
Bertrand Russell, the great British philosopher and campaigner against nuclear weapons, reminded us that the game is usually played between what he called "youthful degenerates." The players drive cars toward each other at high speed from opposite directions; the first driver to swerve away from a head-on collision or, in some variants, to jump from the driver's seat before it reaches a cliff edge is the "chicken." Russell believed this to be a description of the putative statesmanship of the nuclear powers in the Cold War.
To tackle a winger with space to swerve away, you have to launch yourselves in a dive tackle, aiming as it were for a point beyond him and with both feet off the ground.
It's a game of chicken - each side needs to act as though it won't be the first to swerve away from its course.
This has been the case since the beginning of the year and if the announcement tonight still fails to provide any clarity on the timings, or even raises suspicions that the Federal Reserve might swerve away from their repeated commitment to begin raising interest rates later this year, the USD will be exposed to downside risks.
The goal: To make the load curve swerve away from the supply line.
The hosts began the second half much like they did the first, Edson Bangali saw a free kick punched behind, whilst later seeing his shot swerve away from goal.
'Al Hajwalah' stunt Many indulge in the 'Al Hajwalah' stunt where you swerve away from the oncoming vehicle at a speed sometimes reaching over 180 kilometres per hour "This is the most common and dangerous stunt performed on the tracks and the tracks and vehicles lack even the basic safety requirements," said a resident of Sohar.
This is time for Sudan to swerve away from barbarism.
The next step, they say, will be to program the planes to swerve away from each other to avoid crashes.
In nearby Minstead Road, another patrol car had to swerve away to avoid a head-on collision with the Honda.
Advocate depute Allan Nichol asked the constable: "There is no sign of brakes or the driver trying to swerve away from the building?" Mr McLeod said: "No." Dad-of-three Frank, 23, was in the garden of his parents' home in Wishaw, Lanarkshire, in May last year when the Iveco lorry ran over him.
Marketers are doing well to swerve away from the typical promotional materials.