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curl

noun (n)

  • a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals) (noun.shape)
    source: wordnet30
  • American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933) (noun.person)
    source: wordnet30
  • a strand or cluster of hair (noun.body)
    Synonym: lock, ringlet, whorl
    source: wordnet30
  • A ringlet, especially of hair; anything of a spiral or winding form. (noun)
    source: webster1913

verb (v)

  • form a curl, curve, or kink (verb.change)
    Synonym: curve, kink
    Example:
    The cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling.
    source: wordnet30
  • shape one's body into a curl (verb.motion)
    Synonym: curl up, draw in
    Example:
    She curled farther down under the covers.
    source: wordnet30
  • wind around something in coils or loops (verb.contact)
    Synonym: coil, loop
    Antonym: uncoil
    source: wordnet30
  • twist or roll into coils or ringlets (verb.contact)
    Synonym: wave
    Example:
    Curl my hair, please.
    source: wordnet30
  • play the Scottish game of curling (verb.competition)
    source: wordnet30
  • To twist or form into ringlets; to crisp, as the hair. (verb)
    source: webster1913
  • To contract or bend into curls or ringlets, as hair; to grow in curls or spirals, as a vine; to be crinkled or contorted; to have a curly appearance; as, leaves lie curled on the ground. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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