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Dictionary definition for: Curve

1. (n) the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

2. (v) turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection" "The motorbike veered to the right"

3. (n) a line on a graph representing data

4. (v) extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"

5. (n) a baseball thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter

6. (v) form an arch or curve; "her back arches" "her hips curve nicely"

7. (n) the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

8. (v) bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger" "the road curved sharply"

9. (n) curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

10. (v) form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"

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