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 ?
His tone was rich with conciliation and concession; he bent over and tore a pair of button boots from his bare feet, which he stretched towards the fire, painfully uncurling his toes.
Slowly come up to sit on the heels, uncurling vertebra by vertebra and relax.
The Norwegian pianist Gustavsen has mastered the well-considered placement of a special note, playing with silence and space, just as much as with careful attack or uncurling rhythms.
In the latter species, the first-instar larvae curves the tip of its abdomen downward and then gains the force to jump by uncurling the body.
The bare framework is still in view as it has been throughout winter which makes the glimpse of a tiny green bud, a leaf uncurling, or a bulb pushing its head toward the sun so much more interesting.
Gratefully, we set off up the mountain, marvelling at the peaks around us, the rich greenery uncurling below.
HAMISH, a 13-year-old from Reading, handled the mysterious object with the reverence of a white-gloved archaeologist uncurling the Dead Sea Scrolls.
It was also during this celebration of Africa that a new monument to Africa and its Union was unveiled on Tripoli's 'corniche', with African national flags uncurling with dramatic precision and timing.
All Western newspapers, news agencies, TVs and radio stations contributed in uncurling a discreditable silence on these crimes.
All pieces are designed by me and reflect the beauty I see in natural forms such as uncurling leaves, eroded shells or seed pods opening and scattering new life.