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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To curve (something) backward or downward or become curved backward or downward.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To curve again, to rebend.
  • v. To curve back on itself.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To curve in an opposite or unusual direction; to bend back or down.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To curve back; turn backward. Also recurvate.
  • To be recurved.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • v. curve or bend (something) back or down

Etymologies

Latin recurvāre : re-, re- + curvāre, to curve (from curvus, curve; see curve).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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