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swerve

(verb) Turn sharply; change direction abruptly.

Synonyms: sheer, slue, trend, veer, curve, cut

Usage: The driver had to swerve to avoid hitting a deer and nearly lost control of his car in the process.
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swerve

Definition: (verb) Turn sharply; change direction abruptly.
Synonyms: sheer, slue, trend, veer, curve, cut
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Strange meaning in English!

Swerve
Dialectal - swarve


Quote:
From Middle English swerven, swarven, from Old English sweorfan (“to file; rub; polish; scour; turn aside”), from Proto-Germanic *swerbaną (“to rub off; wipe; mop”), from Proto-Indo-European *swerbʰ- (“to turn; wipe; sweep”). Cognate with West Frisian swerve (“to wander; roam; swerve”), Dutch zwerven (“to wander; stray; roam”), Low German swarven (“to swerve; wander; riot”), Swedish dialectal svärva (“to wipe”), Icelandic sverfa (“to file”).


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Icelandic
sverfa v (acc) ( svarf, surfu, sorfið)
file
þegar sverfur að - when one is hard-pressed
láta ~ til stáls - bring matters to a head



As in swarf
Metal shavings, dust, turnings

Quote:
From Middle English *swarf, *swerf, from Old English ġeswearf, ġesweorf (“iron filings; rust”) and/or Old Norse svarf (“metallic dust”), both from Proto-Germanic *swarbą (“that which is rubbed off; shavings”), from Proto-Germanic *swerbaną (“to mop, wipe; to rub off”); see further at swerve. The word is cognate to Old English sweorfan (“to rub, scour; to file”).[1]



It means grime, grease, in Derbyshire industrial dialect. Hence:



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swerve
Definition: (verb) Turn sharply; change direction abruptly.
Synonyms: sheer, slue, trend, veer, curve, cut
Usage: The driver had to swerve to avoid hitting a deer and nearly lost control of his car in the process.
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