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Date: 1700-1800
Origin: Origin unknown

slew

1 verb
     
slew1 [intransitive,transitive always + adverb/preposition]
to turn or slide in a different direction suddenly and violently, or to make a vehicle do this
slew around/sideways
I lost control of the car and it slewed sideways into the ditch.

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