- a pitch delivered with a spin that causes the ball to veer from a normal straight path, away from the side from which it was thrown.
- the course of such a pitched ball.
verb (used with object), curved, curv·ing.
verb (used without object), curved, curv·ing.
- to take (someone) by surprise, especially in a negative way.
- to mislead or deceive.
Origin of curve
Examples from the Web for curving
The Spanish countryside, full of stone ruins and curving green hills, is a perfect hiking spot.The Spanish Fraggle Rock: Setenil de las Bodegas Is an Andalucian Town Built Under a Rock|Nina Strochlic|January 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I followed him down a curving path, and at a turn he gave his head a jerk over his right shoulder.Brownsmith's Boy|George Manville Fenn
Leslie saw her, and swung round the wheels on the sharp, curving hill-side; looking only to see that he should miss her.The White Peacock|D. H. (David Herbert) Lawrence
Now I seem confronted by great orange mountains with curving ledges cut into their sides.Micro-Man|Forrest James Ackerman
The elbows drop down until they almost touch the knees, which is partly accomplished by curving the back.Taxidermy and Zoological Collecting|William T. Hornaday
Midway, and well to the north, where a curving course indicated an arroyo he marked “El Desierto.”Jessica Trent: Her Life on a Ranch|Evelyn Raymond
British Dictionary definitions for curving
- a system of points whose coordinates satisfy a given equation; a locus of points
- the graph of a function with one independent variable
Related formsRelated adjective: sinuous
Derived Formscurvedly (ˈkɜːvɪdlɪ), adverbcurvedness, nouncurvy, adjective
Word Origin for curve
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Idioms and Phrases with curving
see throw a curve.