Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb curve

5 senses of curve

Sense 1
swerve, sheer, curve, trend, veer, slue, slew, cut -- (turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right")
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

Sense 2
wind, twist, curve -- (extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest")
       => be -- (have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer")

Sense 3
arch, curve, arc -- (form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely")
       => bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")

Sense 4
crook, curve -- (bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply")
       => bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")

Sense 5
curl, curve, kink -- (form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling")
       => change surface -- (undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface)

Antonyms of adj curving

1 sense of curving

Sense 1
curved (vs. straight), curving -- (having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend; "the curved tusks of a walrus"; "his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard")


Similarity of adj curving

1 sense of curving

Sense 1
curved (vs. straight), curving -- (having or marked by a curve or smoothly rounded bend; "the curved tusks of a walrus"; "his curved lips suggested a smile but his eyes were hard")
       => arced, arched, arching, arciform, arcuate, bowed -- (forming or resembling an arch; "an arched ceiling")
       => curvilineal, curvilinear -- (characterized by or following a curved line; "curvilinear tracery"; "curvilinear motion")
       => eellike -- (resembling an eel in being long and thin and sinuous)
       => falcate, falciform, sickle-shaped -- (curved like a sickle; "a falcate leaf"; "falcate claws"; "the falcate moon")
       => curvy, curvey -- (having curves; "a settee with only one curvy end")
       => flexuous -- (having turns or windings; "the flexuous bed of the stream")
       => hooklike, hooked -- (having or resembling a hook (especially in the ability to grasp and hold); "hooklike thorns";)
       => incurvate, incurved -- (bent into or having an inward curve)
       => recurved, recurvate -- (curved backward or inward)
       => semicircular -- (curved into a half circle)
       => serpentine, snaky, snakelike -- (resembling a serpent in form; "a serpentine wall"; "snaky ridges in the sand")
       => sinuate, sinuous, wiggly -- (curved or curving in and out; "wiggly lines")
       => sinusoidal -- (having a succession of waves or curves)
       => upcurved -- (curving upward)

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