curvet


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cur·vet

 (kûr-vĕt′)
n.
A light leap by a horse, in which both hind legs leave the ground just before the forelegs are set down.
v. cur·vet·ted, cur·vet·ting, cur·vets or cur·vet·ed or cur·vet·ing
v.intr.
1. To leap in a curvet.
2. To prance; frolic.
v.tr.
To cause to leap in a curvet.

[Italian corvetta, from Old Italian, from Old French courbette, from courber, to curve, from Latin curvāre, from curvus, curved; see sker- in Indo-European roots.]

curvet

(kɜːˈvɛt)
n
(Horse Training, Riding & Manège) dressage a low leap with all four feet off the ground
vb, -vets, -vetting, -vetted, -vets, -veting or -veted
1. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) dressage to make or cause to make such a leap
2. (intr) to prance or frisk about
[C16: from Old Italian corvetta, from Old French courbette, from courber to bend, from Latin curvāre]

cur•vet

(ˈkɜr vɪt; for v. also kərˈvɛt)

n., v. -vet•ted -vet•ed, -vet•ting -vet•ing. n.
1. a leap of a horse from a rearing position, in which it springs up with the hind legs outstretched as the forelegs descend.
v.i.
2. to leap in a curvet, as a horse.
3. to leap and frisk.
v.t.
4. to cause to make a curvet.
[1565–75; earlier curvetto < Italian corvetta < French courbette=courb(er) to bend, curve (« Latin curvāre)]

curvet


Past participle: curveted/curvetted
Gerund: curveting/curvetting

Imperative
curvet
curvet
Present
I curvet
you curvet
he/she/it curvets
we curvet
you curvet
they curvet
Preterite
I curveted/curvetted
you curveted/curvetted
he/she/it curveted/curvetted
we curveted/curvetted
you curveted/curvetted
they curveted/curvetted
Present Continuous
I am curveting/curvetting
you are curveting/curvetting
he/she/it is curveting/curvetting
we are curveting/curvetting
you are curveting/curvetting
they are curveting/curvetting
Present Perfect
I have curveted/curvetted
you have curveted/curvetted
he/she/it has curveted/curvetted
we have curveted/curvetted
you have curveted/curvetted
they have curveted/curvetted
Past Continuous
I was curveting/curvetting
you were curveting/curvetting
he/she/it was curveting/curvetting
we were curveting/curvetting
you were curveting/curvetting
they were curveting/curvetting
Past Perfect
I had curveted/curvetted
you had curveted/curvetted
he/she/it had curveted/curvetted
we had curveted/curvetted
you had curveted/curvetted
they had curveted/curvetted
Future
I will curvet
you will curvet
he/she/it will curvet
we will curvet
you will curvet
they will curvet
Future Perfect
I will have curveted/curvetted
you will have curveted/curvetted
he/she/it will have curveted/curvetted
we will have curveted/curvetted
you will have curveted/curvetted
they will have curveted/curvetted
Future Continuous
I will be curveting/curvetting
you will be curveting/curvetting
he/she/it will be curveting/curvetting
we will be curveting/curvetting
you will be curveting/curvetting
they will be curveting/curvetting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been curveting/curvetting
you have been curveting/curvetting
he/she/it has been curveting/curvetting
we have been curveting/curvetting
you have been curveting/curvetting
they have been curveting/curvetting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been curveting/curvetting
you will have been curveting/curvetting
he/she/it will have been curveting/curvetting
we will have been curveting/curvetting
you will have been curveting/curvetting
they will have been curveting/curvetting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been curveting/curvetting
you had been curveting/curvetting
he/she/it had been curveting/curvetting
we had been curveting/curvetting
you had been curveting/curvetting
they had been curveting/curvetting
Conditional
I would curvet
you would curvet
he/she/it would curvet
we would curvet
you would curvet
they would curvet
Past Conditional
I would have curveted/curvetted
you would have curveted/curvetted
he/she/it would have curveted/curvetted
we would have curveted/curvetted
you would have curveted/curvetted
they would have curveted/curvetted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curvet - a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come downcurvet - a light leap by a horse in which both hind legs leave the ground before the forelegs come down
dressage - maneuvers of a horse in response to body signals by the rider
Verb1.curvet - perform a leap where both hind legs come off the ground, of a horse
bound, jump, leap, spring - move forward by leaps and bounds; "The horse bounded across the meadow"; "The child leapt across the puddle"; "Can you jump over the fence?"
Translations

curvet

nKruppade f
vieine Kruppade springen
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Why had they not seen him as usual make his fine horse curvet in such beautiful style, to the delight and astonishment of the curious from the king's balcony?
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At the same time curvet of data was measured so that necessary adjustments of Greenhouse-Gazer could be conducted on the degrees of freedom.
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