Share this entry

Share this page

body swerve

Line breaks: body swerve

Definition of body swerve in English:

noun

An abrupt swerving movement of the whole body, used as a tactic to avoid contact or collision: figurative she decided to give the meat pies as wide a body swerve as possible
More example sentences
  • The baby-faced assassin took the ball from Forshaw before moving in for the kill with an outrageous body swerve.
  • He nods it to me, I feign to go right, but at the last moment I give him the old Stanley Matthews body swerve and bullet it to the left.
  • The shop was closed so I decided to wander around for awhile only to have one of my other brothers body swerve me.

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day emulous
Pronunciation: ˈɛmjʊləs
adjective
seeking to emulate someone or something