swerve

Definitions

General English

Cricket

  • noun movement of the ball in the air; swing
    Citation ‘Hassett’s gamble was enforced on him by a dread of Bedser and the new ball on a moist wicket in an atmosphere likely to help swerve’ (Cardus 1978)
  • verb (of the ball) to move in the air; swing
    Citation ‘I was then bowling to a four slips field, as I invariably do while the ball is shiny and likely to swerve away’ (Larwood 1933)
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