verb (t) /ɪnˈkɜv/ (say in'kerv) (incurved, incurving)

1. to curve inwards.
noun /ˈɪnkɜv/ (say 'inkerv)
2. Baseball an inward-curving ball, i.e. towards the batter.
{Latin incurvāre bend in}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Incurve — In*curve ([i^]n*k[^u]v ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Incurved} ([i^]n*k[^u]vd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Incurving}.] [See {Incurvate}.] To bend; to curve; to make crooked. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • incurvé — incurvé, ée [ ɛ̃kyrve ] adj. • 1551; lat. incurvatus, p. p. de incurvare → incurver ♦ Rendu courbe. Ligne incurvée (⇒ curviligne) , convexe ou concave. Canapé à pieds incurvés. ⊗ CONTR. 1. Droit …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • incurve — [in kʉrv′, in′kʉrv΄; ] for n. [ in′kʉrv΄] vt., vi. incurved, incurving [L incurvare < in , IN 1 + curvare, to CURVE] to curve inward n. 1. an act or instance of incurving ☆ 2. [ IN …   English World dictionary

  • incurve — verb To cause something to curve inwards. A small amount of spin may incurve the ball …   Wiktionary

  • incurve — transitive verb Etymology: Latin incurvare, from in + curvare to curve, from curvus curved more at curve Date: 1610 to bend so as to curve inward …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • incurve — /in kerrv /, v.i., v.t., incurved, incurving. to curve or cause to curve inward. [1600 10; < L incurvare to bend in, curve. See IN 2, CURVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • incurve — Synonyms and related words: arch, bend, bend back, bow, bowl, cast, change of pace, change up, chuck, chunk, crook, cup, curl, curve, decurve, deflect, dish, dome, downcurve, embow, fastball, flex, fling, flip, forward pass, heave, hollow, hook,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • incurve — in·curve || ‚ɪn kÉœrv / kɜːv v. curve inward, bend inward …   English contemporary dictionary

  • incurve — verb [usu. as adjective incurved] curve inwards …   English new terms dictionary

  • incurve — in·curve …   English syllables

  • incurve — in•curve [[t]ɪnˈkɜrv[/t]] v. t. curved, curv•ing incurvate • Etymology: 1600–10; < L incurvāre to bend in, curve. See in II, curve …   From formal English to slang

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