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This clue has been rated as VERY COMMON
We've rated curve as VERY COMMON as it is a very popular clue with cruciverbalists.

26 November 2021
Last seen in: Evening Standard Quick Crossword

We found 25 answers for the crossword clue 'curve', the most recent of which was seen in the Evening Standard Quick Crossword.

We've seen this clue in both CRYPTIC and NON-CRYPTIC crossword publications.

We have given curve a popularity rating of 'Very Common' because it has featured in a numerous crossword publications and has multiple answers.

As well as being a clue we've also seen curve as an answer itself some 79 times.

curve is a single word clue made up of 5 letters.

We most recently saw this clue in 'Evening Standard Quick Crossword' on Friday, 19 November 2021 with the answer being BEND, but the most popular answer for this clue is ARC.

We've seen this clue in the following publications:

Definitions and usage

Before we get to our crossword answers for 'curve', take a look at the definitions and example uses below, sometimes these help you think of different words or phrases that are common to 'curve' and give you a hint.

  • A pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter
  • Curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)
  • The property possessed by the curving of a line or surface
  • Turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"
  • Bend or cause to bend; "He crooked his index finger"; "the road curved sharply"
  • Form an arch or curve; "her back arches"; "her hips curve nicely"
  • Extend in curves and turns; "The road winds around the lake"; "the path twisted through the forest"
  • A line on a graph representing data
  • The trace of a point whose direction of motion changes
  • Form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"

Crossword Answers

3 Letters

ARC
Electrical conduction through a gas in an applied electric field

BOW
Bend one's knee or body, or lower one's head; "He bowed before the King"; "She bowed her head in shame"

CUT
With parts removed; "the drastically cut film"

4 Letters

ARCH
(architecture) a masonry construction (usually curved) for spanning an opening and supporting the weight above it

BEND
Curved segment (of a road or river or railroad track etc.)

CURL
Wind around something in coils or loops

KINK
An eccentric idea

SLEW
Turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

SLUE
Turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

TURN
Get by buying and selling; "the company turned a good profit after a year"

VEER
Turn sharply; change direction abruptly; "The car cut to the left at the intersection"; "The motorbike veered to the right"

WIND
Empty rhetoric or insincere or exaggerated talk; "that's a lot of wind"; "don't give me any of that jazz"

5 Letters

CROOK
A long staff with one end being hook shaped

SHEER
Cause to sheer; "She sheered her car around the obstacle"

TREND
A general tendency to change (as of opinion); "not openly liberal but that is the trend of the book"; "a broad movement of the electorate to the right"

TWIST
Twist or pull violently or suddenly, especially so as to remove (something) from that to which it is attached or from where it originates; "wrench a window off its hinges"; "wrench oneself free from somebody's grip"; "a deep sigh was wrenched from his chest"

6 Letters

BENDER
A pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter

CAMBER Mike Smallman
The alignment of the wheels of a motor vehicle closer together at the bottom than at the top

SWERVE
The act of turning aside suddenly

7 Letters

TURNING
Act of changing in practice or custom; "the law took many turnings over the years"

8 Letters

PARABOLA
A plane curve formed by the intersection of a right circular cone and a plane parallel to an element of the curve

9 Letters

CURVATURE
The rate of change (at a point) of the angle between a curve and a tangent to the curve

CURVEBALL
A pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter

11 Letters

CURVEDSHAPE
The trace of a point whose direction of motion changes

12 Letters

BREAKINGBALL
A pitch of a baseball that is thrown with spin so that its path curves as it approaches the batter

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