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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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It was very beautiful in its sweet and innocent childishness--all soft and lovely curves.
There was something about the thing that was not exactly a woman and yet was not quite a man; somehow the curves were different.
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.
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.
Her soft crimson gown, with its wealth of old lace, fell around her in lines and curves full of grace.
The hamlet's front was washed by the clear waters of the great river; its body stretched itself rearward up a gentle incline; its most rearward border fringed itself out and scattered its houses about its base line of the hills; the hills rose high, enclosing the town in a half-moon curve, clothed with forests from foot to summit.
The inhabitants, doubtless, were well acquainted with this, but strangers, who might approach in a hostile manner, and were ignorant of the curve of the causeway, would probably plunge into the lake, which is six or seven feet in depth at the least.
Arrested by a whispering above, she paused in the doorway, and looked up the stairs along a broad smooth handrail that swept round in an unbroken curve at each landing, forming an inclined plane from the top to the bottom of the house.
The harbour lies below me, with, on the far side, one long granite wall stretching out into the sea, with a curve outwards at the end of it, in the middle of which is a lighthouse.
certainly," I answered, evasively, "by making a curve.
Even the Ape-man lacked that inward sinuous curve of the back which makes the human figure so graceful.
Suddenly I noticed that the circular westward outline of the sun had changed; that a concavity, a bay, had appeared in the curve.
I began walking, therefore, in a big curve, seeking some point of vantage and continually looking at the sand heaps that hid these new-comers to our earth.
His lips, that were habitually in a soft and childlike curve, were now writhed into unholy contortions.
Over the green squares of the fields and the low curve of a wood there rose in the distance a gray, melancholy hill, with a strange jagged summit, dim and vague in the distance, like some fantastic landscape in a dream.