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Definition of arc verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    arc

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ɑːk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɑːrk//
     
    (specialist)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they arc
    BrE BrE//ɑːk//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɑːrk//
     
    he / she / it arcs
    BrE BrE//ɑːks//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɑːrks//
     
    past simple arced
    BrE BrE//ɑːkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɑːrkt//
     
    past participle arced
    BrE BrE//ɑːkt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ɑːrkt//
     
    -ing form arcing
    BrE BrE//ˈɑːkɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈɑːrkɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1 [intransitive] to move in the shape of an arc For a few seconds a perfect rainbow arced across the city.
  2. 2 [intransitive] to form an electric arc
  3. Word Origin late Middle English (denoting the path of a celestial object, especially the sun, from horizon to horizon): via Old French from Latin arcus ‘bow, curve’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: arc

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