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Word: curve

curve
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  • noun the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
    Synonyms

    curved shape

  • noun a line on a graph representing data
  • noun a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter
  • noun the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
    Synonyms

    curvature

  • noun curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
    Synonyms

    bend

  • verb turn sharply; change direction abruptly
    Synonyms

    cut, sheer, slew, slue, swerve, trend, veer

    Examples
    • The car cut to the left at the intersection
    • The motorbike veered to the right
  • verb extend in curves and turns
    Synonyms

    twist, wind

    Examples
    • The road winds around the lake
    • the path twisted through the forest
  • verb form an arch or curve
    Synonyms

    arc, arch

    Examples
    • her back arches
    • her hips curve nicely
  • verb bend or cause to bend
    Synonyms

    crook

    Examples
    • He crooked his index finger
    • the road curved sharply
  • verb form a curl, curve, or kink
    Synonyms

    curl, kink

    Examples
    • the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling
Definitions are taken from Princeton’s WordNet 3.0, Princeton University, 2010