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(Entry 1 of 3)

3 tending to or exhibiting reckless playfulness
  • the arch look on the girl's face betrayed her as the one who had tricked the babysitter into believing that the house was haunted

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Synonyms of arch (Entry 2 of 3)

something that curves or is curved
  • the limestone arch is a natural formation that is the product of many years of erosion

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Synonyms & Antonyms of arch (Entry 3 of 3)

1 to cause to turn away from a straight line
  • the cat arched her back whenever she was stroked

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2 to turn away from a straight line or course
  • the path gradually arches off into the woods

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“Arch.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 22 November 2019.

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