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  1. curveballnoun

    A forespin pitch thrown by rotating the index and middle fingers down and resulting in motion down "curve"

    He bit on a curveball in the dirt.

  2. curveballnoun

    An unexpected turn of events initiated by an opponent or chance.

    Life has thrown him a few curveballs.


  1. Curveball

    The curveball is a type of pitch in baseball thrown with a characteristic grip and hand movement that imparts forward spin to the ball causing it to dive in a downward path as it approaches the plate. Its close relatives are the slider and the slurve. The "curve" of the ball varies from pitcher to pitcher. Outside the context of baseball, variants of the expression "to throw a curveball" essentially translate to introducing a significant deviation to a preceding concept.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of curveball in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of curveball in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of curveball in a Sentence

  1. Tarik Skubal:

    I don’t think I threw a curveball near the strike zone, the way I competed, I’m not proud.

  2. Matt Tyrnauer:

    I'd like to say that we are Nostradamus filmmakers and we saw that coming, but none of us did, life threw a curveball, and I think though I view the election outcome as a tragedy, I think the movie becomes more relevant than ever.

  3. Gary Kelly:

    No one could have planned for Omicron. It's the curveball of curveballs, i give the industry a thumbs up for trying to plan as much as they could.

  4. Lynda Misra:

    Each surge has brought different challenges, we felt very strong that we had this disease under attack, but then we get thrown a curveball.

  5. Lou Foglia:

    That was a good take in the third at bat, and you just missed that curveball in the last inning.

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    an unpleasant or disastrous destiny
    • A. condemn
    • B. emerge
    • C. doom
    • D. conform

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