curve

distortions

dɪˈstɔːʃ(ə)n

noun

the action of distorting or the state of being distorted.

the virus causes distortion of the leaves

warp,twist,contortion,bend,buckle,deformation,deformity,curve,curvature,malformation,disfigurement,crookedness,gnarl,knot

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distortion

dɪˈstɔːʃ(ə)n

noun

the action of distorting or the state of being distorted.

the virus causes distortion of the leaves

warp,twist,contortion,bend,buckle,deformation,deformity,curve,curvature,malformation,disfigurement,crookedness,gnarl,knot

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deflections

dɪˈflɛkʃ(ə)n

noun

the action or process of deflecting or being deflected.

the deflection of the light beam

turning aside/away,turning,diversion,drawing away,deviation,divergence,declination,aberration,turn,veer,swerve,slew,drift,straying,bend,swing,twist,curve,divarication,divagation

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deflection

dɪˈflɛkʃ(ə)n

noun

the action or process of deflecting or being deflected.

the deflection of the light beam

turning aside/away,turning,diversion,drawing away,deviation,divergence,declination,aberration,turn,veer,swerve,slew,drift,straying,bend,swing,twist,curve,divarication,divagation

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crooking

krʊk

verb

bend (something, especially a finger as a signal).

he crooked a finger for the waitress

cock,flex,bend,curve,curl,angle,hook,bow

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coiling

kɔɪl

verb

arrange (something long and flexible) in a coil.

he began to coil up the heavy ropes

wind,loop,twist,curl,curve,bend,twine,entwine,snake,spiral,corkscrew,wreathe,meander,convolute

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coiled

kɔɪl

verb

arrange (something long and flexible) in a coil.

he began to coil up the heavy ropes

wind,loop,twist,curl,curve,bend,twine,entwine,snake,spiral,corkscrew,wreathe,meander,convolute

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bends

/bɛnd/

verb

Shape or force (something straight) into a curve or angle.

the wire has to be bent back tightly

curve,crook,make crooked,make curved,flex,angle,hook,bow,arc,arch,buckle,warp,contort,distort,deform

noun

A curve in a road, river, path, or racing circuit.

the van screeched round a bend

curve,turn,corner,kink,angle,arc,crescent,twist,crook,deviation,deflection,loop

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bending

/bɛnd/

verb

Shape or force (something straight) into a curve or angle.

the wire has to be bent back tightly

curve,crook,make crooked,make curved,flex,angle,hook,bow,arc,arch,buckle,warp,contort,distort,deform

noun

A curve in a road, river, path, or racing circuit.

the van screeched round a bend

curve,turn,corner,kink,angle,arc,crescent,twist,crook,deviation,deflection,loop

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bend

/bɛnd/

verb

Shape or force (something straight) into a curve or angle.

the rising wind bent the long grass

curve,crook,make crooked,make curved,flex,angle,hook,bow,arc,arch,buckle,warp,contort,distort,deform

noun

A curve, especially a sharp one, in a road, river, racecourse, or path.

the van screeched around a bend

curve,turn,corner,kink,angle,arc,crescent,twist,crook,deviation,deflection,loop

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arcs

/ɑːk/

noun

A part of a curve, especially a part of the circumference of a circle.

the point where a tangential line touches the arc of a circle

curve,bend,bow,arch

verb

Move with a curving trajectory.

the ball arced across the room

curl,curve,swerve,spin,turn

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arced

/ɑːk/

noun

A part of a curve, especially a part of the circumference of a circle.

the point where a tangential line touches the arc of a circle

curve,bend,bow,arch

verb

Move with a curving trajectory.

the ball arced across the room

curl,curve,swerve,spin,turn

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arc

/ɑrk/

noun

A part of the circumference of a circle or other curve.

the point where a tangential line touches the arc of a circle

curve,bend,bow,arch

intransitive verb

Move with a curving trajectory.

the ball arced across the room

curl,curve,swerve,spin,turn

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