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.
See also: away, someone, swerve
References in classic literature ?
Obviously he didn't expect to be met, because when I murmured an enquiring, "Senor Ortega?" into his ear he swerved away from me and nearly dropped a little handbag he was carrying.
Wales sprung the Hungary offside trap superbly as David Brooks swerved away from his marker and fed the ball into Tom Lawrence's path.
Schmeichel had no chance as the ball swerved away from him into the top corner.
The road alignment started from the end of the newly constructed Iwere Bridge and at about 600m into the length swerved away from the existing roads thereby affecting some structures in the core area of Imeke town,' he said.
The Carlton number 9 hit a fine rising shot which swerved away from Martin's left hand for the best goal of the game, sealing the destination of all three league points.
Meetei also tried a shot from distance that swerved away from goal.
It also appeared that the Fed swerved away from their previous commitment that a rate hike would be data dependent, meaning that global developments are a major concern for the US central bank and that the USD will now be exposed to pressure each time fears over global growth resurface.
The ball sat up perfectly, begging to be hit and it swerved away from the keeper into the roof of the net.
Seconds later Australia were behind as Depay's 30-yard strike swerved away from keeper Maty Ryan.
But Joel Reece Morris, a cockler, swerved away from them at the last minute.
Andros Townsend came closest to an equaliser when an audacious low strike from 30 yards swerved away from Roman Weidenfeller only to bounce to safety off the post.
Andy Barker's firm attempt then swerved away from the target after more good work from Williams.
Receiving a throw in on the left, Ronaldo took a touch inside toward the corner of the box and then unleashed a typically wicked strike filled with movement that swerved away from a befuddled Sergio Alvarez and tore into the far side of the net.
This time there was nothing keeper Al-Habsi could do as Milner's right-foot shot swerved away from his despairing dive into the far corner.
Shaking off two markers in his own half, he sped towards goal, swerved away from two defenders on the edge of the area and rounded the keeper before lifting the ball into the net from a narrow angle with his "weaker" right foot.