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verb coil pronunciation in British English /kɔɪl/
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present tense
I/you/we/theycoil
he/she/itcoils
present participlecoiling
past tensecoiled
past participlecoiled
  1. [transitive] to wind something long and thin into a shape like a series of rings
    Heavy gold chains were coiled around her long neck.
    1. a.
      [intransitive/transitive] used about something that moves in a curve
      A column of smoke was coiling slowly up into the air.

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coiled

 coil pronunciation in British English adjective
a tightly coiled spring

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