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


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  • 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

  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • -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

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  • 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

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