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recurve

[ri-kurv] /rɪˈkɜrv/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), recurved, recurving.
1.
to curve or bend back or backward.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Latin recurvāre, equivalent to re- re- + curvāre to curve
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British Dictionary definitions for re-curve

recurve

/rɪˈkɜːv/
verb
1.
to curve or bend (something) back or down or (of something) to be so curved or bent
Word Origin
C16: from Latin recurvāre from re- + curvāre to curve
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