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Definition of 'curl'

Noun

  1. a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
       Synonyms: coil whorl roll curlicue ringlet gyre scroll
  2. American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)
       Synonyms: Robert Curl Robert F. Curl Robert Floyd Curl Jr.
  3. a strand or cluster of hair
       Synonyms: lock ringlet whorl

Verb

  1. form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"
       Synonyms: curve kink
  2. shape one's body into a curl; "She curled farther down under the covers"; "She fell and drew in"
       Synonyms: curl up draw in
  3. wind around something in coils or loops
       Synonyms: coil loop
       Antonyms: uncoil
  4. twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"
       Synonyms: wave
  5. play the Scottish game of curling


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