some/a few curves/curveballs

Definition of some/a few curves/curveballs

  1. :  difficult and unexpected problems Life has thrown him some/a few curves/curveballs over the years but he's never given up.

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  being an unknown, undetermined, or unspecified unit or thing

    :  being one, a part, or an unspecified number of something (such as a class or group) named or implied

    :  being of an unspecified amount or number

  1. :  one indeterminate quantity, portion, or number as distinguished from the rest

    :  an indefinite additional amount

  1. :  about

    :  in some degree :  somewhat

    :  to some degree or extent :  a little

  1. :  not many persons or things

  1. :  consisting of or amounting to only a small number

  1. :  a small number of units or individuals

    :  a special limited number

curveplay curves
  1. :  bent or formed into a curve

  1. :  to have or take a turn, change, or deviation from a straight line or plane surface without sharp breaks or angularity

    :  to cause to curve

    :  to throw a curveball to (a batter)

  1. :  a line especially when curved: such as

    :  the path of a moving point

    :  a line defined by an equation so that the coordinates of its points are functions of a single independent variable or parameter

curveballplay curveballs
  1. :  a slow or moderately fast baseball pitch thrown with spin to make it swerve downward and usually to the left when thrown from the right hand or to the right when thrown from the left hand

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