curl - definition and synonyms

 
 
verb 

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/kɜː(r)l/
present tense
I/you/we/theycurl
he/she/itcurls
present participlecurling
past tensecurled
past participlecurled
  1. 1

    curl

    or

    curl up

    [intransitive/transitive] to form a curved or round shape, or give something this shape

    Jane had short hair curling around her face.

    As she talked, she curled a strand of hair on one finger.

    Sam’s hands curled up into fists.

  2. 2
    [intransitive] to move in a curving or twisting way
  3. 3
    [intransitive] to curve upwards or downwards at the edges

    The pages had begun to turn yellow and curl.

phrasal verbs

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