swing off

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swing off

  1. (cycling, intransitive) To steer one's bicycle to the side in order to allow other riders to overtake.
    • 1999, Ashok Kumar, Cycling (page 172)
      When the sleigh rider takes up chase, attack him again as soon as he's finished his effort, whether it be because he's caught the breakaway rider, has swung off for someone else to take pace, or is just plain slowing down from fatigue.