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Overview of noun curl

The noun curl has 3 senses? (no senses from tagged texts)
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)


Overview of verb curl

The verb curl has 5 senses? (first 4 from tagged texts)
1. (3) curl, curve, kink

(form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling")

2. (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. (2) coil, loop, curl

(wind around something in coils or loops)

4. (1) curl, wave

(twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please")

5. curl

(play the Scottish game of curling)

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