swerve into (from someone or something)

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swerve into (from someone or something)

1. To collide with someone or something after turning or veering quickly, sharply, or abruptly to one side. I turned the corner and swerved into the principal, knocking her briefcase right out of his hands. The car lost control and swerved into a lamppost.
2. To enter into something after turning or veering quickly, sharply, or abruptly to one side. The truck swerved into my lane to avoid hitting the pedestrian on the road. I swerved into a side alley to avoid the police.
3. To become involved with or begin working in some different field, industry, area of expertise, etc., especially very suddenly or abruptly. I actually started out as a family photographer, but I swerved into doing headshots after getting into a conversation with a couple of actors at a party a couple years back. The heavy metal band started swerving into a more pop-rock sound in the early 2000s.
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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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"She was taken to hospital but refused to provide a blood specimen, saying to police 'I want you to leave the room.'" McAllister pleaded guilty to a charge of careless driving, driving at speed, swerving into the direction of oncoming traffic, attempting to pass a vehicle when not safe to do so, crossing the line into the direction of oncoming traffic, swerving to avoid collision and then colliding with another vehicle.
Out of three scenarios, swerving into the back of a parked lorry, endangering the passenger's life, was chosen by 59 per cent of respondents.
Fiscal depute, Lindsey Brooks said: "It was around 3.10am when the accused was driving at the locus and was seen to be driving erratically, swerving into lanes without warning.
24 of the 122 fatalities on the emirate's roads in 2015 have resulted from people swerving into another lane
The force said 24 of the 122 fatalities on the emirate's roads in 2015 have resulted from people swerving into another lane.
Karen Rollo, prosecuting, said: "The accused was seen speeding up, slowing down and swerving into the hard shoulder.