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body swerve

noun
1.
(sport) (esp in football games) the act or an instance of swerving past an opponent
2.
(Scot) the act or an instance of avoiding (a situation considered unpleasant): I think I'll give the meeting a body swerve
verb
3.
(sport) (esp in football games) to pass (an opponent) using a body swerve
4.
(Scot) to avoid (a situation or person considered unpleasant)
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Contemporary definitions for body swerve
noun

pretending to move in one direction, then quickly moving in the opposite direction to fake a defender into going the wrong way; also, this move while dribbling the ball in soccer

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