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curl

curl

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhrl
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb, noun
phrases:
curl up
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: curled, curling, curls
definition: to make into coils, spirals, or rings.
She has naturally straight hair, but she often curls it.I curled the ribbons on the packages.
antonyms:
uncurl
similar words:
kink, ring, roll, twist, wave
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to take on the shape of a coil, spiral, or ring.
antonyms:
uncurl
similar words:
loop, ring, roll, wave
definition 2: to become curved or warped at an edge.
Wet paper curls when it dries.
definition 3: to move in a curving way.
Smoke curled up from the fire.
similar words:
ring
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phrase: curl up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an individual ringlet of hair.
similar words:
lock
definition 2: anything shaped like a coil, spiral, or ring.
similar words:
convolution, roll, swirl, twist
definition 3: the action of curling.
similar words:
roll
definition 4: the condition of something that is curled.
similar words:
roll
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  • curly:
    having many curls.
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