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    curve - Dictionary definition and meaning for word curve

    Definition
    (noun) the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
    Synonyms : curved shape
    Definition
    (noun) a line on a graph representing data Definition
    (noun) a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter Definition
    (noun) the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
    Synonyms : curvature
    Definition
    (noun) curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
    Synonyms : bend
    Definition
    (verb) turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    Synonyms : cut , sheer , slew , slue , swerve , trend , veer
    Example Sentence
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
    Definition
    (verb) extend in curves and turns
    Synonyms : twist , wind
    Example Sentence
    • The road winds around the lake
    • the path twisted through the forest
    Definition
    (verb) form an arch or curve
    Synonyms : arc , arch
    Example Sentence
    • her back arches
    • her hips curve nicely
    Definition
    (verb) bend or cause to bend
    Synonyms : crook
    Example Sentence
    • He crooked his index finger
    • the road curved sharply
    Definition
    (verb) form a curl, curve, or kink
    Synonyms : curl , kink
    Example Sentence
    • the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling
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