Synonyms for Swerve:

n.

back, back away, backtrack, shrink, scatter, stand aside, part, draw back, pull away, retreat. act (noun)
swerving, veering.
swerve (noun)
curve, cut, sheer, veering, veer, yaw, slue, slew, swerving, trend.

v.

curve (verb)
sag, crook, hook, sweep, hang, round, camber, curve, bend, bow, arch.
deflect (verb)
deviate.
move (verb)
turn, turn aside, study at deviate, deviate.
turn aside, often to avoid collision (verb)
deviate, bend, sheer, turn, slue, veer.

Other synonyms:

bend
camber.
depart
turn aside.
skid
slue.
Other relevant words:
draw back, cut, slue, veer, turn, shrink, yaw, scatter, trend, backtrack, pull away, deviate, back, sheer, turn aside, veering, slew, part, retreat, swerving.

Usage examples for swerve

  1. The bullet went where the rider should have been, but it missed by the swerve which he had caused the pony to make. – The Adventures of Buffalo Bill by Col. William F. Cody
  2. It is as though she had taken measurements; and the edge of her weapon does not swerve by a hair's breadth. – The Eight Strokes of the Clock by Maurice Le Blanc
  3. At the same instant Mvita made a quick swerve – The Blind Lion of the Congo by Elliott Whitney