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phrasal verb

curl up

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phrasal verb
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present tense
I/you/we/theycurl up
he/she/itcurls up
present participlecurling up
past tensecurled up
past participlecurled up

Related meanings

  1. 1
    [intransitive] to sit in a comfortable position, with your legs bent and your feet up off the floor

    We sat curled up on the sofa, watching the late film.

    1. a.
      to lie with your back curved and your legs and arms close to your chest

      Anna lay curled up in bed, thinking about what happened.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] same as curl1 (sense 1)
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