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 ?
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.
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.
A black servant, who reposed on the box beside the fat coachman, uncurled his bandy legs as soon as the equipage drew up opposite Miss Pinkerton's shining brass plate, and as he pulled the bell at least a score of young heads were seen peering out of the narrow windows of the stately old brick house.
Her pretty face was wan and listless; her hair uncurled: some locks hanging lankly down, and some carelessly twisted round her head.
The first thing done by Madame Leonore was to put her hands on Dominic's shoulders and look at arm's length into the eyes of that man of audacious deeds and wild stratagems who smiled straight at her from under his heavy and, at that time, uncurled moustaches.
The perpetual suggestion of a smile under Dominic's piratical moustaches seemed to become more accentuated - quite real, grim, actually almost visible through the wet and uncurled hair.
Toto, her dog, slowly uncurled himself and going to the Patchwork Girl sniffed at her inquiringly; but soon he lay down again, as if to say he had no interest in such an irregular creation.
I was somewhat dismayed at my appearance on looking in the glass: the cold wind had swelled and reddened my hands, uncurled and entangled my hair, and dyed my face of a pale purple; add to this my collar was horridly crumpled, my frock splashed with mud, my feet clad in stout new boots, and as the trunks were not brought up, there was no remedy; so having smoothed my hair as well as I could, and repeatedly twitched my obdurate collar, I proceeded to clomp down the two flights of stairs, philosophizing as I went; and with some difficulty found my way into the room where Mrs.
"It's so nice to uncurl my toes, not be fighting with shields or trying to sooth my bleeding nipples and actually get excited for the times that Rex wants to feed on me."
Start with your body: take some deep breaths, unscrew your nose, uncurl your lip and relax you facial muscles.
Perhaps her speech should have ended with "Nanna's going now!" I wonder if my toes will ever fully uncurl!