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Synonyms for curve

Synonyms for curve

something bent

to swerve from a straight line

to have or cause to have a curved or sinuous form or surface

Synonyms for curve

a line on a graph representing data

a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter

the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface

curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc

turn sharply

extend in curves and turns

form an arch or curve

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bend or cause to bend

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form a curl, curve, or kink

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References in classic literature ?
while George fans her along over the white blur of the Banks in beautiful upward curves of fifty miles each.
A steep curve of heath-clad land, an outlying spur of the moor, lay in front of us.
In its cold light I saw beyond the trees a broken fringe of rocks, and the long, low curve of the melancholy moor.
I will uphold the curve of her eyelashes, for it tickleth my very heart-root to think of her.
Up and down went the long, shining blades, round and round they circled in curves of glimmering light, crossing, meeting, disengaging, with flash of sparks at every parry.
We watched the curve in silence, standing in a sorrowful little group in the sunshine of the autumn morning.
We waved wildly back until the buggy had driven around the curve.
Under the centripetal force, the base of the projectile tended toward the moon; but the centrifugal still prevailed; and it was probable that its rectilineal course would be changed to a curve of some sort, the nature of which they could not at present determine.
Her soft crimson gown, with its wealth of old lace, fell around her in lines and curves full of grace.
It was very beautiful in its sweet and innocent childishness--all soft and lovely curves.
At one place, they observed a field decorated with buffalo skulls, arranged in circles, curves, and other mathematical figures, as if for some mystic rite or ceremony.
The carpet - of Saxony material - is quite half an inch thick, and is of the same crimson ground, relieved simply by the appearance of a gold cord (like that festooning the curtains) slightly relieved above the surface of the ground, and thrown upon it in such a manner as to form a succession of short irregular curves - one occasionally overlaying the other.
There was something about the thing that was not exactly a woman and yet was not quite a man; somehow the curves were different.
And did the figure have any of those serpentine and semi-feminine curves to which eloquent allusion has been made?
Now they drew close to the fox which began to dodge between the field in sharper and sharper curves, trailing its brush, when suddenly a strange white borzoi dashed in followed by a black one, and everything was in confusion; the borzois formed a star-shaped figure, scarcely swaying their bodies and with tails turned away from the center of the group.