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curl

 
 
pronunciation:
kuhrl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
phrases:
curl up
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part of speech: verb
inflections: curls, curling, curled
definition 1: to make into coils or rings.
Terry curled the ribbon on the present.
similar words:
kink, ring, twist, wave
definition 2: to take on the shape of a coil or ring.
My hair curls whenever it rains.
similar words:
wave
definition 3: to become curved at an edge.
Wet paper curls when it dries.
definition 4: to move in a curving way.
Smoke curled up from the fire.
phrase: curl up
 
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an individual ring of hair.
I just love your baby's curls!
similar words:
lock
definition 2: anything shaped like a coil or ring.
Curls of smoke rose from his pipe.
similar words:
roll, swirl, twist
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  • curly:
    having many curls.
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