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