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curve

curve(
kuhrv
)
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (bent portion)
a. la curva
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
(in a road, river, or trajectory)
When you're driving through northern Texas, there's hardly a curve in the road.Cuando estás manejando por el norte de Texas, no hay casi curvas en el camino.
2. (bent shape)
a. la curva
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The facades of modernist buildings often feature intricate designs and curves.Las fachadas de los edificios modernistas muchas veces cuentan con intrincados diseños y curvas.
3. (mathematics)
a. la curva
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
The teacher showed the students how to draw a curve defined by a given equation.El profesor enseñó a los alumnos a trazar una curva definida por una ecuación dada.
4. (sports)
a. la bola curva
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Peter threw a curve and Anthony missed it.Peter lanzó una bola curva y Anthony la falló.
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
5. (to form a bend)
a. hacer una curva
Slow down! The road curves dramatically ahead.¡Despacio! Adelante la calle hace una curva muy cerrada.
b. curvarse
The murderer's finger curved around the trigger.El dedo del asesino se curvó sobre el gatillo.
c. combarse (surface)
You can see that it's an old window if you look at it from the side because it curves every so slightly.Puedes ver que es una ventana vieja si la ves del lado porque se combó apenas.
d. estar combado (surface)
The mirror curves, which distorts your reflection.El espejo está combado, lo que distorsiona el reflejo.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
6.
A word or phrase that is commonly used in conversational speech (e.g. skinny, grandma).
(colloquial)
(to reject)
a. rechazar
I want to ask her on a date, but I'm afraid she'll curve me.Quiero invitarla a salir, pero tengo miedo de que me rechace.
b. evitar
I called Eduardo last night, but he didn't answer. I think he's curving me.Llamé a Eduardo anoche, pero no contestó. Creo que me evita.
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
adjective
7. (sports)
a. curvo
The batter swung and missed the curve ball.El bateador intentó batear la bola curva pero falló.
curves
A plural noun indicates that there is more than one person, place, thing, or idea.
plural noun
8. (generous figure)
a. las curvas
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
Ordinary women have curves, so why shouldn't models have them?Las mujeres normales tienen curvas; entonces, ¿por qué no han de tenerlas las modelos?
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curve
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. la curva
(f) means that a noun is feminine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(F)
curve ballbola f con mucho efecto
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
2. (surface)
a. curvarse
3. (road, river)
a. hacer una curva
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curve [kɜːv]
noun
(gen) curva (f)
transitive verb
[+spine, back] encorvar; doblar
he curved the ball into the net
intransitive verb
[+road, line etc] torcerse; hacer curva; [+surface] combarse
the walls curve inward/outward las paredes están combadas hacia dentro/fuera; the road curves round the mountain la carretera va haciendo curvas or dando vueltas alrededor de la montaña; the boomerang curved through the air el bumerán describió or hizo una curva en el aire; a wide, curving staircase una amplia escalera en curva
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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