Swerve - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Swerve

[ 1,,G795, astocheo ]
to miss the mark," is translated "having swerved" in 1 Timothy 1:6. See ERR, No. 3. Moulton and Milligan illustrate the use of the verb from the papyri, e.g., of a man in extravagant terms bewailing the loss of a pet fighting cock, "(I am distraught, for my cock) has failed (me)."

Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words