Curveted
Curvet \Cur"vet\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Curveted} or {-vetted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Curveting} or {-vetting}.] [Cf. It. corvettare. See {Curvet}, n.] 1. To make a curvet; to leap; to bound. ``Oft and high he did curvet.'' --Drayton. [1913 Webster]

2. To leap and frisk; to frolic. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • curveted — cur·vet || kɜː vet n. jump, leap made from a rearing position (by a horse) v. jump off the ground, leap, frisk …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Curvet — Cur vet, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Curveted} or { vetted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Curveting} or { vetting}.] [Cf. It. corvettare. See {Curvet}, n.] 1. To make a curvet; to leap; to bound. Oft and high he did curvet. Drayton. [1913 Webster] 2. To leap and… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Curveting — Curvet Cur vet, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Curveted} or { vetted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Curveting} or { vetting}.] [Cf. It. corvettare. See {Curvet}, n.] 1. To make a curvet; to leap; to bound. Oft and high he did curvet. Drayton. [1913 Webster] 2. To leap …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -vetted — Curvet Cur vet, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Curveted} or { vetted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Curveting} or { vetting}.] [Cf. It. corvettare. See {Curvet}, n.] 1. To make a curvet; to leap; to bound. Oft and high he did curvet. Drayton. [1913 Webster] 2. To leap …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • -vetting — Curvet Cur vet, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Curveted} or { vetted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Curveting} or { vetting}.] [Cf. It. corvettare. See {Curvet}, n.] 1. To make a curvet; to leap; to bound. Oft and high he did curvet. Drayton. [1913 Webster] 2. To leap …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curvet — n. /kerr vit/; v. /keuhr vet , kerr vit/, n., v., curvetted or curveted, curvetting or curveting. n. 1. Dressage. 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.… …   Universalium

  • curvet — verb /kɜːˈvɛt/ To leap about, frolic. , 1963, Firelily, under him, seemed sexually aroused, she curveted and frolicked so about the line of march, covering five miles to the prisoners’ one. Thomas Pynchon, V …   Wiktionary

  • curvet — [kə: vɛt] noun a graceful or energetic leap. verb (curvets, curvetting, curvetted or curvets, curveting, curveted) leap gracefully or energetically. ↘(of a horse) perform a courbette. Origin C16: from Ital. corvetta, dimin. of corva, earlier form …   English new terms dictionary

  • curvet — /kɜˈvɛt/ (say ker vet) noun 1. a leap of a horse in which the forelegs are raised together and equally advanced, and then, as they are falling, the hind legs are raised with a spring, so that all the legs are off the ground at once. –verb (i) 2.… …   Australian English dictionary

  • curvet — ► NOUN ▪ a graceful or energetic leap. ► VERB (curvetted, curvetting or curveted, curveting) ▪ (especially of a horse) leap gracefully or energetically. ORIGIN Italian corvetta little curve …   English terms dictionary

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