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arch

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishldoce_008_aarcharch1 /ɑːtʃ $ ɑːrtʃ/ ●●○ noun [countable]  1 arch.jpg AAa structure with a curved top and straight sides that supports the weight of a bridge or building2 AAa curved structure above a door, window etc3 HBHa curved structure of bones in the middle of your foot4 CFsomething with a curved top and straight sides
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archIt also has a horseshoe arch entrance to the sanctuary, but its decoration is poorer than that at S. Juan.Sculptures of angels dance among the soaring arches that form the ceiling of the mission.More thick dry stone arches connect the two ruins and lead the eye into a singular landscape.Graffiti covered the arch at the base of Fifth Avenue.Repeat for the other side of the arch.The arch is a beacon for folks heading West.It was built as a triumphal arch for King Matthias in 1614.
archarch2 verb [intransitive, transitive]  BENDto form or make something form a curved shape Two rows of trees arched over the driveway. The dog arched its back.→ See Verb table
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archThe bar extends along the left wall with a stuffed marlin arched above it that I suspect was never really alive.Thick white branches arch as far out as the tree is tall, sometimes at seemingly impossible angles.The dog arched its back and showed its teeth.Rachel daintily arched one eyebrow as if I had mentioned inviting her servants to some feast or revelry.The private swans arch out their feathers and preen and nourish themselves.They arch out to a five-foot width, then narrow quickly toward the bow and stern.Strings of spittle hanging from pointed teeth to lower lip reflected moonshine as the cadaverous head arched skywards.
archarch3 adjective  FUNNYamused because you think you understand something better than other people ‘I think he’s in for a surprise, ’ Ian said, in a somewhat arch tone.archly adverb
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archHis soulless eyes are narrowed and sullen, and his arch goatee recalls an amoral Transylvanian count.He was right, in the arch sense that he meant it, as a means of chiding overanxious environmentalists.an arch tone
arch-arch- /ɑːtʃ, ɑːk $ ɑːrtʃ, ɑːrk/ prefix  XXbelonging to the highest class or rank an archbishop (=an important bishop) our archenemy (=our worst enemy) the company’s arch-rivals (=main competitors)
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arch-the company's archrivals
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Verb table
arch
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyarch
he, she, itarches
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyarched
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave arched
he, she, ithas arched
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad arched
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill arch
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have arched
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam arching
he, she, itis arching
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you, we, theyare arching
Past
I, he, she, itwas arching
you, we, theywere arching
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been arching
he, she, ithas been arching
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been arching
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be arching
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been arching
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