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curl

 (kûrl)
v. curled, curl·ing, curls
v.tr.
1. To twist (the hair, for example) into ringlets or coils.
2. To form into a coiled or spiral shape: curled the ends of the ribbon.
3. To decorate with coiled or spiral shapes.
4. To raise and turn under (the upper lip), as in snarling or showing scorn.
5. Sports To lift (a weight) by performing a curl.
v.intr.
1. To form ringlets or coils.
2. To assume a spiral or curved shape.
3. To move in a curve or spiral: The wave curled over the surfer.
4. Sports To engage in curling.
n.
1. Something with a spiral or coiled shape.
2. A coil or ringlet of hair.
3. A treatment in which the hair is curled.
4.
a. The act of curling: the curl of a meandering river.
b. The state of being curled.
5. Sports A weightlifting exercise using one or two hands, in which a weight held at the thigh or to the side of the body is raised to the chest or shoulder and then lowered without moving the upper arms, shoulders, or back.
6. Any of various plant diseases in which the leaves roll up.
Phrasal Verb:
curl up
To assume a position with the legs drawn up: The child curled up in an armchair to read.

[Middle English crullen, curlen, from crulle, curly, perhaps of Middle Low German origin.]

curl

(kɜːl)
vb
1. (intr) (esp of hair) to grow into curves or ringlets
2. (sometimes foll by: up) to twist or roll (something, esp hair) into coils or ringlets
3. (often foll by up) to become or cause to become spiral-shaped or curved; coil: the heat made the leaves curl up.
4. (intr) to move in a curving or twisting manner
5. (Curling) (intr) to play the game of curling
6. curl one's lip to show contempt, as by raising a corner of the lip
n
7. a curve or coil of hair
8. a curved or spiral shape or mark, as in wood
9. the act of curling or state of being curled
10. (Plant Pathology) any of various plant diseases characterized by curling of the leaves
11. (Mathematics) maths Also called: rot or rotation a vector quantity associated with a vector field that is the vector product of the operator ∇ and a vector function A, where ∇ = i∂/∂x + j∂/∂by + k∂/∂z,i, j, and k being unit vectors. Usually written curl A, rot A. Compare divergence4, gradient4
[C14: probably from Middle Dutch crullen to curl; related to Middle High German krol curly, Middle Low German krūs curly]

curl

(kɜrl)

v.t.
1. to form into coils or ringlets, as the hair.
2. to form into a spiral or curved shape; coil.
3. to adorn with or as if with curls or ringlets.
v.i.
4. to grow in or form curls or ringlets, as the hair.
5. to become curved or undulated.
6. to coil.
7. to play the game of curling.
8. to move or progress in a curving direction or path.
9. curl up, to sit or lie down cozily: to curl up with a good book.
n.
10. a coil or ringlet of hair.
11. anything of a spiral or curved shape.
12. a coil.
13. the act of curling or the state of being curled.
14. any disease of plants characterized by curling of the leaves.
15.
a. a vector obtained from a given vector by taking its cross product with the vector whose coordinates are the partial derivative operators with respect to each coordinate.
b. the operation that produces this vector.
16. a forearm lift in which a weight is raised from the level of the thighs to the chest or shoulders while keeping the legs, upper arms, and shoulders taut.
Idioms:
curl one's lip, to raise a corner of one's lip, as in showing disdain.
[1400–50; appar. back formation from curled, metathetic variant of Middle English crulled (past participle) crul (adj.)]

curl


Past participle: curled
Gerund: curling

Imperative
curl
curl
Present
I curl
you curl
he/she/it curls
we curl
you curl
they curl
Preterite
I curled
you curled
he/she/it curled
we curled
you curled
they curled
Present Continuous
I am curling
you are curling
he/she/it is curling
we are curling
you are curling
they are curling
Present Perfect
I have curled
you have curled
he/she/it has curled
we have curled
you have curled
they have curled
Past Continuous
I was curling
you were curling
he/she/it was curling
we were curling
you were curling
they were curling
Past Perfect
I had curled
you had curled
he/she/it had curled
we had curled
you had curled
they had curled
Future
I will curl
you will curl
he/she/it will curl
we will curl
you will curl
they will curl
Future Perfect
I will have curled
you will have curled
he/she/it will have curled
we will have curled
you will have curled
they will have curled
Future Continuous
I will be curling
you will be curling
he/she/it will be curling
we will be curling
you will be curling
they will be curling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been curling
you have been curling
he/she/it has been curling
we have been curling
you have been curling
they have been curling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been curling
you will have been curling
he/she/it will have been curling
we will have been curling
you will have been curling
they will have been curling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been curling
you had been curling
he/she/it had been curling
we had been curling
you had been curling
they had been curling
Conditional
I would curl
you would curl
he/she/it would curl
we would curl
you would curl
they would curl
Past Conditional
I would have curled
you would have curled
he/she/it would have curled
we would have curled
you would have curled
they would have curled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curl - a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)curl - a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)
corolla - (botany) the whorl of petals of a flower that collectively form an inner floral envelope or layer of the perianth; "we cultivate the flower for its corolla"
calyx - (botany) the whorl of sepals of a flower collectively forming the outer floral envelope or layer of the perianth enclosing and supporting the developing bud; usually green
round shape - a shape that is curved and without sharp angles
verticil - a whorl of leaves growing around a stem
2.Curl - American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)
3.curl - a strand or cluster of haircurl - a strand or cluster of hair    
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
coif, coiffure, hair style, hairdo, hairstyle - the arrangement of the hair (especially a woman's hair)
sausage curl - a fat sausage-shaped curl
forelock - a lock of hair growing (or falling) over the forehead
crimp - a lock of hair that has been artificially waved or curled
dreadlock - one of many long thin braids of hair radiating from the scalp; popularized by Rastafarians
Verb1.curl - form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"
change surface - undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface
2.curl - shape one's body into a curl; "She curled farther down under the covers"; "She fell and drew in"
attract, pull in, draw in, pull, draw - direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"
bend, flex - form a curve; "The stick does not bend"
3.curl - wind around something in coils or loops
twine, wrap, wind, roll - arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child"
4.curl - twist or roll into coils or ringletscurl - twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"
twist - turn in the opposite direction; "twist one's head"
frizz, kink, kink up, frizzle, crape, crimp - curl tightly; "crimp hair"
5.curl - play the Scottish game of curling
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
play - participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

curl

noun
1. ringlet, lock a little girl with blonde curls
2. twist, spiral, coil, kink, whorl, curlicue A thick curl of smoke rose from the rusty stove.
3. crimp, wave, perm, frizz She had curled her hair for the event.
verb
1. twirl, turn, bend, twist, curve, loop, spiral, coil, meander, writhe, corkscrew, wreathe Smoke was curling up the chimney.
2. wind, entwine, twine She curled her fingers round his wrist.

curl

verb
1. To have or cause to have a curved or sinuous form or surface:
2. To move or proceed on a repeatedly curving course:
Translations
تَجْعيدجَعْدَةجَعْده، تَجْعيدهيتَجَعَّد، يَفْتِليَنْطوي، يَتَجعَّد
kadeřkadeřitkudrlinazkadeřenízkroutit
krøllebøjekrøl
kihara
kovrča
göndörödikgöndörödõ hajfürt
bylgjast, vinda upp á sighárlokkur, sveipurkrulla, liîaliîaîur, krullaîur
巻き毛
곱슬곱슬한 머리칼
garbanotumasplaukų suktukasriestassuktisusiraitęs
cirtacirtainumscirtotcirtotiessacirtot
kučerakučeraviť
koderkodrati
lock
ผมเป็นลอน
sự uốn xoăn tóc

curl

[kɜːl]
A. N [of hair] → rizo m; (= ringlet) → bucle m, sortija f; [of smoke etc] → espiral m, voluta f
B. VT [+ hair] → rizar; [+ paper] → arrollar
she curled her lip in scornhizo una mueca de desprecio
C. VI [hair] → rizarse; [paper] → arrollarse; [leaf] → abarquillarse; [waves] → encresparse
curl up VI + ADV [paper, stale bread] → arrollarse; [leaf] → abarquillarse; [cat, dog] → hacerse una pelota; [person] → hacerse un ovillo, acurrucarse
she lay curled up on the bedestaba acurrucada encima de la cama
to curl up into a ballhacerse un ovillo
to curl up with a bookacurrucarse con un libro
to curl up with embarrassment/laughtermorirse de vergüenza/risa

curl

[ˈkɜːrl]
n
[hair] → boucle f (de cheveux)
[smoke] → volute f
vt
[+ hair] → boucler; (tightly)friser
to curl one's lip → faire la moue
vi
[hair] → boucler; (tightly)friser
[smoke] → monter en volutes
[lip]
His lip curled → Il fit la moue.
curl up
vi
[+ paper] → (se) gondoler
[+ person] (in bed)se pelotonner; [+ cat] → se mettre en boule

curl

n (of hair)Locke f; in curlsin Locken, gelockt; (tight) → gekräuselt, kraus; a curl of smokeein Rauchkringel m; with a curl of his lipmit gekräuselten Lippen; its tail was just a little curles hatte nur ein kleines Kringelschwänzchen
vt hairlocken; (with curlers) → in Locken legen; (in tight curls) → kräuseln; lip (person)kräuseln; (animal)hochziehen; edgesumbiegen; he curled the ball into the back of the neter zirkelte den Ball mit einem Bogenschuss ins Netz
vi
(hair)sich locken; (tightly) → sich kräuseln; (naturally) → lockig sein; (paper)sich wellen; (wood)sich verziehen; (road)sich schlängeln, sich winden; his lip curleder kräuselte die Lippen; it’s enough to make your hair curl (fig inf)da stehen einem ja die Haare zu Berge (inf)
(Sport) → Curling spielen

curl

[kɜːl]
1. n (of hair) → ricciolo, riccio; (of smoke) → anello
2. vt (hair) → ondulare; (tightly) → arricciare
she curled her lip in scorn → arricciò sprezzantemente le labbra
3. vi (hair) → arricciarsi
it's enough to make your hair curl (fam) → è una cosa da far drizzare i capelli
curl up vi + adv (leaves, paper) → accartocciarsi; (cat) → acciambellarsi; (person, dog) → accoccolarsi, rannicchiarsi (fam) (with shame) → sprofondare (dalla vergogna); (with laughter) → piegarsi in due (dalle risate)

curl

(kəːl) verb
1. to twist or turn (especially hair) into small coils or rolls. My hair curls easily.
2. (sometimes with up) to move in curves; to bend or roll. The paper curled (up) at the edges.
noun
1. a coil of hair etc.
2. the quality of being curled. My hair has very little curl in it.
ˈcurler noun
an object round which hair is rolled to make it curl, fastened in the hair.
ˈcurly adjective
curly hair.
ˈcurliness noun
curl up
to move or roll into a position or shape. The hedgehog curled (itself) up into a ball.

curl

جَعْدَة kadeř krølle Locke μπούκλα rizo kihara boucle kovrča ricciolo 巻き毛 곱슬곱슬한 머리칼 krul krøll lok caracol, caracol de cabelo завиток lock ผมเป็นลอน bukle sự uốn xoăn tóc 卷曲

curl

n (biceps) curl m, flexión f
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