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- IPA: /kɜːˈvɛt/
- (of a horse) 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.
curvet (plural curvets)
- A particular leap of a horse, when he raises both forelegs at once, equally advanced, and, as his forelegs are falling, raises his hind legs, so that all his legs are in the air at once.
- A prank; a frolic.
- third-person singular present active subjunctive of curvō