uncurl


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un·curl

 (ŭn-kûrl′)
v. un·curled, un·curl·ing, un·curls
v.tr.
To unwind from or as if from a curl, coil, spiral, or curled position: uncurled my fists.
v.intr.
To become unwound from a curl: fern fronds uncurling in the spring air.

uncurl

(ʌnˈkɜːl)
vb
to move or cause to move out of a curled or rolled up position

un•curl

(ʌnˈkɜrl)

v.t., v.i.
to straighten out from a curled position.
[1580–90]

uncurl


Past participle: uncurled
Gerund: uncurling

Imperative
uncurl
uncurl
Present
I uncurl
you uncurl
he/she/it uncurls
we uncurl
you uncurl
they uncurl
Preterite
I uncurled
you uncurled
he/she/it uncurled
we uncurled
you uncurled
they uncurled
Present Continuous
I am uncurling
you are uncurling
he/she/it is uncurling
we are uncurling
you are uncurling
they are uncurling
Present Perfect
I have uncurled
you have uncurled
he/she/it has uncurled
we have uncurled
you have uncurled
they have uncurled
Past Continuous
I was uncurling
you were uncurling
he/she/it was uncurling
we were uncurling
you were uncurling
they were uncurling
Past Perfect
I had uncurled
you had uncurled
he/she/it had uncurled
we had uncurled
you had uncurled
they had uncurled
Future
I will uncurl
you will uncurl
he/she/it will uncurl
we will uncurl
you will uncurl
they will uncurl
Future Perfect
I will have uncurled
you will have uncurled
he/she/it will have uncurled
we will have uncurled
you will have uncurled
they will have uncurled
Future Continuous
I will be uncurling
you will be uncurling
he/she/it will be uncurling
we will be uncurling
you will be uncurling
they will be uncurling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been uncurling
you have been uncurling
he/she/it has been uncurling
we have been uncurling
you have been uncurling
they have been uncurling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been uncurling
you will have been uncurling
he/she/it will have been uncurling
we will have been uncurling
you will have been uncurling
they will have been uncurling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been uncurling
you had been uncurling
he/she/it had been uncurling
we had been uncurling
you had been uncurling
they had been uncurling
Conditional
I would uncurl
you would uncurl
he/she/it would uncurl
we would uncurl
you would uncurl
they would uncurl
Past Conditional
I would have uncurled
you would have uncurled
he/she/it would have uncurled
we would have uncurled
you would have uncurled
they would have uncurled
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.uncurl - move out of a curled positionuncurl - move out of a curled position; "He uncurled himself"
change posture - undergo a change in bodily posture
Translations
يُزيل تَجْعيد الشَّعْر
natáhnout
teygja úr sér
atritināties
aç makdüzel mek

uncurl

[ˈʌnˈkɜːl]
A. VTdesenroscar
B. VI [snake etc] → desenroscarse; (= straighten out) → estirarse

uncurl

vtauseinanderrollen; to uncurl oneselfsich strecken; she uncurled herself from the chairsie streckte sich im Sessel und stand auf
viglatt werden; (cat, snake)sich langsam strecken; (person)sich ausstrecken

uncurl

[ʌnˈkɜːl] vt (gen) → srotolare; (one's fingers) → distendere

uncurl

(anˈkəːl) verb
to straighten from a curled position. The hedgehog slowly uncurled (itself).
References in classic literature ?
They'll poke up a bit higher here, an' push out a spike more there, an' uncurl a leaf this day an' another that.
It was a pleasing sight to see him, poised on one foot in the attitude of a Salome dancer, with one eye on the man with the ball, the other gazing coldly on the rest of the opposition forward line, uncurl abruptly like the main-spring of a watch and stop a hot one.
Upstairs in the room next to her own a long, spare form began to uncurl itself in bed; a face with a receding chin and a small forehead raised itself reluctantly from the pillow, and Claude Nutcombe Boyd signalized the fact that he was awake by scowling at the morning sun and uttering an aggrieved groan.
Watch seeds fly, fall and sprout, and shoots spiral and uncurl and chase leaves and butterflies.
The legendary Stoke-on-Trent cyclist had to learn to walk normally again and even how to uncurl his hands after his epic ride in 1939.
At least once a second, they uncurl the soft lips along the edge of their bodies and reveal embedded silica spheres that reflect a quick streak of ambient light (SN Online: 6/25/14).
Depending on your tolerance for precocious pre-teens, you'll either find this a fascinating insight into exceptional young minds, or you'll run screaming from the room in an effort to uncurl your toes.
I popped them where they needed to be, but Little John curled up in a ball and refused to uncurl.
As seasons shift and we uncurl our bodies from the cosy corners of winter homes and dust off the cobwebs, letting some light in for spring seems the most natural makeover of all.
When you beat egg whites, those proteins start to uncurl and stretch out, and air bubbles are added into the mix.