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Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English sweorfan, from Proto-Germanic *swerbaną; a cognate of Middle Low German swerven, Middle Dutch swerven, and Middle High German swerben.

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swerven

  1. To leave (from one's view); to rotate away from.
  2. To move or go unsteadily, unpredictably or erratically.
  3. To bounce off; to avoid (hitting someone)
  4. To repudiate or renounce; to end association with.
  5. (rare, of emotion) To stop being present or affecting one.

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