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  Definition of Curl
  1. a strand or cluster of hair
  2. American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)
  3. a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles
  4. form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"
  5. play the Scottish game of curling
  6. twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"
  7. wind around something in coils or loops
  8. shape one''s body into a curl; "She curled farther down under the covers"; "She fell and drew in"
Similar Words: lock, ringlet, whorl, Curl, Robert Curl, Robert F. Curl, Robert Floyd Curl Jr., coil, roll, curlicue, gyre, scroll, curve, kink, wave, loop, curl up, draw in

 

Hyponyms: sausage curl, forelock, crimp, dreadlock, corolla, calyx, verticil, crape, frizzle, frizz, kink up, kink

 

Grouped Verbs: attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in

 

Entailments: flex, bend, deform, twist, turn

 

Part Meronyms: hairdo, hair style, coiffure

 

Derivational Morphology: wave, coil, loop, curl up, draw in, curve, kink, roll, roll out, undulate, gyrate, spiral, twist, twirl, bend, whorl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll, curling, lock, curler, hair curler, roller, crimper, volute, helix

 

 
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