What does swerve mean?
The noun swerve means a sudden turn off your path. As a verb, it means to move off your original route, possibly to avoid a collision. You can swerve either toward something or away from it.https://www.vocabulary.com/dictionary/swerve
To suddenly change direction
Let's say I'm driving down the road, and a deer comes out in front of me... I'm going to swerve to the left.