verb (used with object), verb (used without object), recurved, recurving.
to curve or bend back or backward.

1590–1600; < Latin recurvāre, equivalent to re- re- + curvāre to curve Unabridged
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recurve (rɪˈkɜːv)
to curve or bend (something) back or down or (of something) to be so curved or bent
[C16: from Latin recurvāre from re- + curvāre to curve]

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