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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Overall, the EU economic sentiment is so bleak that there is going to be real hesitation towards purchasing the currency and even in the most bullish of EURUSD scenarios, the only way I can see this pair reversing is if the Federal Reserve swerves away from its previous repeated intentions to raise US rates this year.
"The process also lends itself to originality as the band naturally swerves away from simple repetition."
Essentially, Torrisi is to Italian food what Mile End is to Ashkenazic cuisine: By day, it serves the classics, straight-up but better than anyone else (Tablet Magazine's office is a block from Torrisi, and I can vouch that the chicken parm is superb); by night, it at once pays homage to and swerves away from the staples by updating them with modern cooking techniques and lots and lots of fat.
Untitled (flame), 1999, swerves away from the landscape genre toward a kind of abstraction.
You might be caught off-guard, though, when the film swerves away from Billy to become the story of Valerie and her struggles with Ray.
Unfortunately, courtroom procedure swerves away from this point where science and common sense agree, sometimes with tragic consequences.