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1. curl

verb. ['ˈkɝːl'] form a curl, curve, or kink.

Synonyms

  • bend
  • deform
  • twist
  • flex
  • curve
  • turn
  • kink

Antonyms

  • stay
  • roll up
  • unfurl
  • smooth

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Rhymes with Curl

  • unfurl
  • whirl
  • twirl
  • swirl
  • sperl
  • wurl
  • whorl
  • shirl
  • searle
  • searl
  • perle
  • perl
  • pearle
  • pearl
  • nerl
  • merle
  • merl
  • kerl
  • hurl
  • herl
  • hearl
  • girl
  • burl
  • birle
  • berle
  • erl
  • earll
  • earle
  • earl

How do you pronounce curl?

Pronounce curl as kərl.

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Sentences with curl


1. Noun, singular or mass
To do a reverse curl, lie on your back with your arms crossed over your chest.

2. Verb, base form
It can cause leaves to curl and drop and cause buds to become deformed.

Quotes about curl


1. Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
- Maya Angelou

2. Pretty women wonder where my secret lies.I'm not cute or built to suit a fashion model's sizeBut when I start to tell them,They think I'm telling lies.I say,It's in the reach of my armsThe span of my hips,The stride of my step,The curl of my lips.I'm a womanPhenomenally.Phenomenal woman,That's me.
- Maya Angelou, Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women

3. It's so strange how life works: You want something and you wait and wait and feel like it's taking forever to come. Then it happens and it's over and all you want to do is curl back up in that moment before things changed.
- Lauren Oliver, Delirium

2. curl

verb. ['ˈkɝːl'] wind around something in coils or loops.

Synonyms

  • twine
  • loop
  • wrap
  • wind
  • coil

Antonyms

  • uncoil
  • stretch
  • extension
  • curliness

3. curl

verb. ['ˈkɝːl'] shape one's body into a curl.

Synonyms

  • draw in
  • draw
  • pull
  • pull in
  • curl up
  • flex
  • attract

Antonyms

  • repel
  • straightness
  • heat
  • relax

4. curl

verb. ['ˈkɝːl'] twist or roll into coils or ringlets.

Synonyms

  • crimp
  • frizz
  • twist
  • wave
  • frizzle
  • crape
  • kink

Antonyms

  • disentangle
  • unsnarl
  • unweave
  • expand

5. Curl

noun. American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933).

Synonyms

  • Robert Floyd Curl Jr.
  • Robert F. Curl

6. curl

noun. ['ˈkɝːl'] a strand or cluster of hair.

Synonyms

  • crimp
  • forelock
  • hairdo
  • hair style
  • lock
  • dreadlock
  • coiffure
  • whorl
  • sausage curl
  • ringlet
  • coif
  • hair

Antonyms

  • disengage
  • unfasten
  • unbolt
  • unlock

7. curl

noun. ['ˈkɝːl'] a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals).

Synonyms

  • coil
  • curlicue
  • gyre
  • scroll
  • verticil
  • round shape
  • whorl
  • ringlet
  • calyx
  • roll

Antonyms

  • uncover
  • stay in place
  • malfunction
  • stand still

8. curl

verb. ['ˈkɝːl'] play the Scottish game of curling.

Antonyms

  • straight line
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