Use the word "swerve" when you move quickly to avoid hitting something. This is a good word to use when you are driving, running, or riding a bike. A person who swerves is moving forward but may also move sideways.
A car approaching mine crossed into my lane, so I swerved onto the shoulder of the road.
The police will pull you over if you are swerving all over the road. You have to stay in your lane.
In the winter, it’s often necessary to swerve around large potholes in the road; otherwise, a driver might break something on the suspension system of the car.
As Bill rode his bike down the trail, he tried to swerve around the frogs that were in his path, but he squished a few anyway.
As she was skiing down a hill, Tanya tried to swerve around a another skier who had fallen over, but she ran into him anyway.
Two planes almost collided in midair, but the smaller plane was able to swerve at the last minute.