- vi. 转弯；突然转向；背离
- vt. 使转弯；使突然转向；使背离
- n. 转向；偏离的程度
CET6+ TEM4 IELTS GRE
可能来自辅音丛 sw-,弯，转，摇摆，摇晃，比较 swing,sway,sweep,swipe.引申词义转向，急
- swerve (v.)
- c. 1200, "to depart, go make off; turn away or aside;" c. 1300, "to turn aside, deviate from a straight course;" in form from Old English sweorfan "to rub, scour, file away, grind away," but sense development is difficult to trace. The Old English word is from Proto-Germanic *swerb- (cf Old Norse sverfa "to scour, file," Old Saxon swebran "to wipe off"), from PIE root *swerbh- "to turn; wipe off." Cognate words in other Germanic languages (cognates: Old Frisian swerva "to creep," Middle Dutch swerven "to rove, roam, stray") suggests the sense of "go off, turn aside" might have existed in Old English, though unrecorded. Related: Swerved; swerving.
- swerve (n.)
- 1741, from swerve (v.).
- 1. Nothing will swerve him from his aims.
- 2. He did not swerve a hair's breadth from the decision he had made.
- 3. He swung the car to the left and that swerve saved Malone's life.
- 4. The driver had ample time to brake or swerve and avoid the woman.
- 5. Neither riches nor honours can corrupt him ; neither poverty nor humbleness can make him swerve from principle ; and neither threats nor forces can subdue him.
- 富贵不能淫,贫贱不能移, 威武不能屈.
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