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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 up

vb (adverb)
1. (intr) to adopt a reclining position with the legs close to the body and the back rounded
2. to become or cause to become spiral-shaped or curved
3. (intr) to retire to a quiet cosy setting: to curl up with a good novel.
4. informal Brit to be or cause to be embarrassed or disgusted (esp in the phrase curl up and die)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.curl up - 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"
Translations
يلتَف، يلتوي
stočit
krølle sig sammen
összegömbölyödik
hringa sig, hnipra sig saman
stočiť sa do klbka
büzülmekkıvrılmak

w>curl up

vi
(animal, person)sich zusammenrollen or -kugeln; (hedgehog)sich einigeln; (paper)sich wellen; (metal)sich rollen; (leaf)sich hochbiegen; his moustache curls up at the endssein Schnurrbart ist nach oben gezwirbelt; to curl up in bed/in an armchairsich ins Bett/in einen Sessel kuscheln; to curl up with a good bookes sich (dat)mit einem guten Buch gemütlich machen
the smoke curled upder Rauch ringelte sich hoch
(inf) the way he behaves just makes me want to curl upes macht mich krank, wie er sich benimmt (inf); I just wanted to curl up and die (out of embarrassment etc) → ich wäre am liebsten im Boden versunken
vt sep ends of moustache, piece of paper etcwellen; metalrollen; edgeshochbiegen; to curl oneself/itself upsich zusammenkugeln/zusammenringeln

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.
References in classic literature ?
But Skipper did not awake and a fine spray of rain, almost as thin as mist, made Jerry curl up and press closely into the angle formed by Skipper's head and shoulder.
Also, try diagonal curl ups by reaching right arm past left knee as you curl up, and vice versa.
Increases in the amplitude of the EMG signal with the addition of an unstable support surface compared with a stable support surface have been documented during curl up exercises (external oblique), (1) trunk bridging exercises (rectus abdominis and external oblique) (2-4) and traditional strength training exercises including the squat, shoulder press, dumbbell press (lower abdominal stabilizers, upper and lower erector spinae).