Video: pronunciation of 'curve'
Then slowly lower your body back over curve. Times, Sunday Times (2014)What should have been a gentle curve has turned into a handbrake turn. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The stalls have been reconfigured into a raked curve matching the shape of the circle. The Times Literary Supplement (2014)Under what conditions does the labor supply curve bend backward? Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)What a great learning curve that was for them. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The ridge curved away to the right and we had no idea where the top was. A BOOK OF LANDS AND PEOPLES (2003)But the relative position of consumers and firms along these curves is affected by their initial endowments. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Pipe orange curved lines over each pumpkin. Times, Sunday Times (2012)One is that the recent change in the curve may reflect hopes of low inflation in future. Times, Sunday Times (2006)We need to get ahead of the curve. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Yoga was a wonder cure for her curved spine and changed her life. The Sun (2016)Cutting a curved edge into large paving units always looks awkward to me. Times, Sunday Times (2015)We will have to take some people through a learning curve for them to understand the concept. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Both of their bodies slightly tilt and curve in the same fashion. The Sun (2014)The houses followed the curve of the road. Somewhere East of Life (1994)The body that curves itself to the brokenness it is surrounded by. Christianity Today (2000)Explain how the per unit burden of a tax is affected by the price elasticity of the demand and supply curves. Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)
很常使用。在柯林斯辞典中， curve 是4千个最常用词之一。
英式英语: curve NOUN
A curve is a smooth, gradually bending line, for example part of the edge of a circle.
...the curve of his lips.
英式英语: curve VERB
If something curves, or if someone or something curves it, it has the shape of a curve.
Her spine curved.
curve 的定义—— 柯林斯 英语词典
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