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    curl - Dictionary definition and meaning for word curl

    Definition
    (noun) a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
    Synonyms : coil , curlicue , gyre , ringlet , roll , scroll , whorl
    Definition
    (noun) American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933) Definition
    (noun) a strand or cluster of hair
    Synonyms : lock , ringlet , whorl
    Definition
    (verb) form a curl, curve, or kink
    Synonyms : curve , kink
    Example Sentence
    • the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling
    Definition
    (verb) shape one's body into a curl
    Synonyms : curl up , draw in
    Example Sentence
    • She curled farther down under the covers
    • She fell and drew in
    Definition
    (verb) wind around something in coils or loops
    Synonyms : coil , loop
    Definition
    (verb) twist or roll into coils or ringlets
    Synonyms : wave
    Example Sentence
    • curl my hair, please
    Definition
    (verb) play the Scottish game of curling
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