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 Curl Curl

noun

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

  • () form a curl, curve, or kink  ( curve, kink, curl )
    form a curl, curve, or kink
     the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling
    the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling
  • () wind around something in coils or loops  ( coil, loop, curl )
    wind around something in coils or loops
  • () shape one's body into a curl  ( draw in, curl up, curl )
    shape one's body into a curl
     She curled farther down under the covers
    She curled farther down under the covers
     She fell and drew in
    She fell and drew in
  • () twist or roll into coils or ringlets  ( wave, curl )
    twist or roll into coils or ringlets
     curl my hair, please
    curl my hair, please
  • play the Scottish game of curling  ( curl )
    play the Scottish game of curling