Definition of 'arch'
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Either using a glitter eye pencil or any colour you choose, draw a thick line into the arch of the eyebrow. The Sun (2016)He was offloaded to their arch rivals for 300,000 last week after a loan spell at Portsmouth. The Sun (2016)His England have been surfing a wave of success since February and he regards complacency as an arch enemy. Times, Sunday Times (2016)It displays itself best when lightly trained to arch on a wall or fence. Times, Sunday Times (2007)The idea is to straighten the legs without arching your lower back. The Sun (2006)The top of the arch houses all the fancy restaurants and bars. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The interior is an almost luminous masterpiece of woven rugs and arching ceilings. Times, Sunday Times (2010)We enter the park through a mighty stone arch. Times, Sunday Times (2016)That railway arch looks too close for comfort. Times, Sunday Times (2006)He scratched his head and arched his eyebrows. Times, Sunday Times (2013) Keep an arch in your back as your lower the bar to your upper chest. The Sun (2012)The man walked off in the direction of the railway arch where the body was found. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Tickle in any gaps in your natural arch with this slightly dusty pencil. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What happens each side of the arch is important too. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Arches and glass walls were installed to maximise the sweeping sea views. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Make sure that you do not arch your back. Shape Your Body, Shape Your Life (1987)His fingers lingered on the fine bones of her ankle and stroked the slight arch of her foot. SOMEDAY MY PRINCE (1999)It was like my arch enemy. The Sun (2015)The world's oldest surviving single arch railway bridge stands high above a wooded gorge. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Under a bruised night sky, arching trees form a thicket into which the unwary blunder. Times, Sunday Times (2011)The flap is hidden behind the front left wheel arch and there's no compromise on space inside. The Sun (2014)A clump of bamboo arched over the road. Somewhere East of Life (1994)Now try to bring your elbows together behind you so that they almost touch, without arching your spine. Shape Your Body, Shape Your Life (1987)The broad pointed arch doorway survives, as does the upper part of the window lighting the great hall and a smaller window lighting the buttery. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Today all that remains of the triumphal arch that greeted visitors to Roman Britain are its foundations. Times, Sunday Times (2008)At 550 metres, it is the longest arch bridge in the world. The Sun (2006) Rather than arching gracefully, his vicious strikes would dip unexpectedly, like a leaf caught on a gust of wind. Times, Sunday Times (2016)And the Wales boss will make sure his young team are mentally right to topple their arch rivals at rugby HQ. The Sun (2012)
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