English - Vietnamese Dictionary
curve /kə:v/Concise Dictionary
- danh từ
- đường cong, đường vòng, chỗ quanh co
- a curve of pursuit: đường đuôi
- động từ
- cong, uốn cong, bẻ cong, làm vênh
- the road curves round the hillside: con đường uốn quanh sườn đồi
curves|curved|curvingkɜːvAdvanced English Dictionary
+the trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
+a line on a graph representing data
+a pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approach the batter
+the property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
+curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
+turn sharply; change direction abruptly
+extend in curves and turns
+form an arch or curve
+bend or cause to bend
+form a curl, curve, or kink
noun, verbCollocation Dictionary
1 a line or surface that bends gradually; a smooth bend: the delicate curve of her ear + a pattern of straight lines and curves + (especially AmE) a curve in the road + (especially AmE) The driver lost control on a curve and the vehicle hit a tree. + to plot a curve on a graph + (technical) the unemployment-income curve (= a line on a GRAPH showing the relationship between the number of unemployed people and national income)
See also - LEARNING CURVE
2 (also curve ball) (AmE) (in the game of baseball) a ball that moves in a curve when it is thrown to the BATTER: (figurative) One of the journalists threw the senator a curve (= surprised him by asking a difficult question).
+ verb [usually +adv./prep.] to move or make sth move in the shape of a curve; to be in the shape of a curve: [V] The road curved around the bay. + The ball curved through the air. + His lips curved in a smile. [also VN]
gentle, graceful, slight, smooth | sharp, tight
The road went round in a tight curve.
| wide | sensual, voluptuous
the voluptuous curve of her hips
| downward, upward
VERB + CURVE
The seats were arranged to form a curve.
in a ~
The road follows the coast in a wide curve. verb
a gently curving stream
| away, down, up
The path curved down towards the village.
around/round, towards, etc.
The road curved away round the back of the hill.
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