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curve

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of curve

  1. something that curves or is curved <the bold curve of the racing yacht's hull> Synonyms angle, arc, arch, bow, crook, curvature, bend, inflection, turn, windRelated Words kink, warp; circle, ring, ringlet, round; coil, curl, curlicue (also curlycue); buckle, convolution, flexure, fold, loop, spiral, swirl, twist, winding; incurvature, reflection; decline, inclination, incline, slope; corner, turnoff; dogleg, hairpin




curve

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of curve

  1. 1 to turn away from a straight line or course <after following a straight path most of the way down the mountain, the ski trail abruptly curves to the right> Synonyms arc, arch, bend, bow, crook, fall off, hook, round, sweep, swerve, trend, wheel Related Words circle, coil, curlicue, curl, loop, spiral; turn, twist, wind; deviate, veer Antonyms straighten

  2. 2 to cause to turn away from a straight line <curved the wood to make a bow> Synonyms arch, bow, crook, bend, hook, swerveRelated Words arc, round; incurvate, incurve, inflect, reflect; deflect, divert; entwine, kink, swirl, turn, twine, twist, veer, warp; coil, curl, enroll (also enrol), loop, spiral; dent, dimple; meander, wave, weave, wind; decline, incline, slopeAntonyms straighten, unbend, uncurl




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