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curve

noun [C] uk   /kɜːv/  us   /kɝːv/
B2 a line that bends continuously and has no straight parts: a curve in the road the curve of a graph
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curve

verb [I] uk   /kɜːv/  us   /kɝːv/
to form a curve, or move in the shape of a curve: The road curves round to the left.
curved
adjective uk   /kɜːvd/  us   /kɝːvd/
a curved surface
Translations of “curve”
in Arabic مُنْحَنى, مُقَوَّس…
in Korean 곡선, 커브…
in Malaysian lengkung…
in French courbe, tournant…
in Turkish kavis, eğri, kıvrım…
in Italian curva…
in Chinese (Traditional) 曲線,弧線, 轉彎…
in Russian изгиб…
in Polish łuk, (linia) krzywa…
in Vietnamese đường cong, có hình cong…
in Spanish curva…
in Portuguese curva…
in Thai เส้นโค้ง, สิ่งที่มีรูปร่างโค้ง…
in German die Kurve…
in Catalan corba…
in Japanese カーブ…
in Indonesian lengkung, lengkungan, tikungan…
in Chinese (Simplified) 曲线,弧线, 转弯…
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