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Another word for curl

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Verb
  1. To have or cause to have a curved or sinuous form or surface

    See also:

    straight

  2. To move or proceed on a repeatedly curving course

      1. To move in a winding course
      2. To wind or gather (rope, a hose, etc.) into a circular or spiral form
      3. To wind into a shape resembling a coil.
      1. To move or cause to move in a spiral or winding course.
      2. To move in a spiral; twist
      1. To twine or twist together.
      2. To twine around or together:
      3. To twist or twine around something (one another).
      1. To move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction:
      2. To speak or write in sustained fashion on a number of loosely connected topics.
      3. To follow a winding and turning course:
      1. To move in a sinuous or gliding manner:
      2. To drag or pull lengthwise, especially to drag with a rope or chain.
      3. To clear obstructions from (a pipe, drain, etc.) by means of a snake
      1. To rise or fall with steady acceleration.
      2. To cause to take a spiral form or course.
      3. To move in or form a spiral
      1. To wind, coil, or wrap around something:
      2. To twist and turn
      3. To twist, interlace, etc.
      1. To turn or open by turning:
      2. To wind or coil (vines or rope, for example) about something.
      3. To impart a spiral or coiling shape to, as by turning the ends in opposite directions:
      1. To twist or interlace (straw, wicker, etc.) so as to form something
      2. To twist or interlace (something) into, through, or among
      3. To form (threads) into a fabric
      1. To go along (a curving or twisting course):
      2. To coil the spring of (a mechanism) by turning a stem or cord, for example:
      3. To blow (a wind instrument).
      1. To form a wreathlike shape around something
      2. To move with a twisting or coiling motion
      3. To coil, twist, or entwine, esp. so as to form into a wreath

Another word for curl

Noun
      1. A small circle or ring.
      2. A brown butterfly with numerous small rings on under wings, Aphantopus hyperantus, of the family Nymphalidae.
      3. A curl of hair, esp. a long one
      1. (Elec.) A spiral or loop of wire or other conducting element used as an inductor, heating element, etc.
      2. A single turn of a coiled figure
      3. A spiral pipe or series of spiral pipes, as in a radiator.
      1. A spiral curve occurring in a single plane
      2. A spiral curve occurring in a series of planes; helix
      3. (Printing) A spiral binding.
      1. A maneuver in which fans at a sports event simulate an ocean wave by rising quickly in sequence with arms upraised and then quickly sitting down again in a continuous rolling motion.
      2. A single cycle of a periodic wave.
      3. A surge or rush, as of sensation:
      1. A short twist, curl, or bend in a thread, rope, hair, wire, etc.
      2. A difficulty or flaw that is likely to impede operation, as in a plan or system.
      3. A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, as one caused by the tensing of a looped section of wire.
      1. A fancy curve, flourish, etc. as in a design or in handwriting
      2. A fancy twisting or curling shape made from a series of concentric circles.
      1. A section of a waterway, such as a canal, closed off with gates, in which vessels in transit are raised or lowered by raising or lowering the water level of that section.
      2. An enclosed part of a canal, waterway, etc. equipped with gates so that the level of the water can be changed to raise or lower boats from one level to another
      3. A mechanical device furnished with a bolt and usually a spring, for fastening a door, strongbox, etc. by means of a key or combination
      1. A lock of human hair
      2. A woman's or girl's hair, esp. when long and falling loosely
      1. A city in Nevada
      2. A lock of hair lying apart from the rest of the hair; specif., such a long lock as formerly worn by courtiers
      3. A lock of hair hanging separately from the rest of the hair, as one tied with ribbon and worn by courtiers during the 1600s and 1700s.
    See also:

    coil

    hair

    lock

Verb
  1. To twist

      1. (Baseball) To pitch (a ball) with a curve.
      2. To move in or take the shape of a curve:
      3. To move in a curved path
      1. To move in a winding course
      2. To wind into a shape resembling a coil.
      3. To wind or gather (rope, a hose, etc.) into a circular or spiral form
      1. To signal by moving a hand, arm, light, etc. to and fro
      2. To cause to move back and forth or up and down, either once or repeatedly:
      3. To move or swing (something) as a signal; motion with (the hand, arms, etc.)
      1. To force (an object) into a curved or crooked form, or (back) to its original form, by turning, pulling, pressing, etc.
      2. To turn or be turned from a straight line or from some direction or position
      3. To assume a curved, crooked, or angular form or direction:
      1. To rise or fall with steady acceleration.
      2. To cause to take a spiral form or course.
      3. To move in or form a spiral
      1. To rustle or crackle, as paper when crushed
      2. To form wrinkles or ripples.
      3. To be or cause to be full of wrinkles, twists, or ripples
      1. To coil the spring of (a mechanism) by turning a stem or cord, for example:
      2. To turn (a crank, for example) in a series of circular motions.
      3. To move in or have a spiral or circular course:
      1. To become twisted, interlaced, or interwoven:
      2. To go in a winding course; twist about:
      3. To twist and turn
      1. To add or substitute (words) in a film by altering the soundtrack.
      2. To fly (an aircraft) in a loop.
      3. To move in a loop or an arc.
      1. To mold or bend (leather for shoe uppers, etc.) into shape
      2. To cause (hair) to form tight curls or waves.
      3. To pinch together or fold the edge of (one part) tightly over another
      1. To form or cause to form a kink or kinks
      1. To cut (meat) into thin boneless slices.
      2. To cut the edge or border of in scallops
      3. To edge (cloth, for example) with a series of curved projections.
      1. (Sports) To get ahead of (an opponent) in a race by one or more complete circuits of the course, as in running, or by two or more lengths of a pool in swimming.
      2. To place or lay (something) so as to overlap another:
      3. To move or strike gently with a light splashing sound
      1. To bring from a compact to an extended position; unfold:
      2. To bend or press (something) so that one part is over another; double up on itself
      3. To bring from an extended to a closed position:
      1. To start to move or operate:
      2. To move by turning on an axis or over and over
      3. To turn over and over:
      1. To fit or join together by or as if by mortising.
      2. To cut toothlike points into (an edge or border); notch; also, to join by mating notches
      3. To place (the first line of a paragraph, an entire paragraph, a column of figures, etc.) some number of spaces away from the regular margin
      1. To twist, wrench, or bend out of proper or natural shape:
      2. To cause to deviate from what is normal, proper, or accurate:
      3. To twist or wrench out of its usual form into one that is grotesque; distort violently
      1. To extend across; cover:
      2. To form a wreathlike shape around something
      3. To move with a twisting or coiling motion
      1. To take a winding or tortuous course
      2. To move aimlessly and idly without fixed direction:
      3. To follow a winding and turning course:
      1. To move like the undulating surface of a body of water; to undulate.
      2. To form or have little waves or undulating movements on the surface, as water or grass stirred by a breeze
      3. To give a wavy form or appearance to
      1. To yield reluctantly to pressure; submit; give in
      2. To give way; collapse:
      3. To succumb, as to exhaustion or authority; give in:
      1. In a zigzag course
      2. In a zigzag manner or pattern.
      3. To move in or form a zigzag:
      1. To twine or twist together.
      2. To twine around or together:
      3. To twist or twine around something (one another).
      1. To make wrinkles or a wrinkle in:
      2. To form a wrinkle or wrinkles in, as by contracting; pucker; crease
      3. (Intransitive) To pucker or become uneven or irregular.
      1. To give a wavelike appearance or form to:
      2. To cause to move in a smooth wavelike motion:
      3. To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion:
      1. To twist or coil
      2. To rotate or revolve briskly; swing in a circle; spin:
      3. To turn rapidly in a circle; whirl around
      1. To form into or arrange in a spiral, whorl, or twist.
      2. To cause to move with a twisting or whirling motion:
      3. To move with a twisting, whirling motion; eddy
      1. To cause to move with a spinning motion:
      2. To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
      3. To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion
      1. To make or become crisp
      2. To become or remain crisp.
      1. To form or be formed into small tight curls or tufts.
      2. (Intransitive) Of hair, to form into a mass of tight curls.
      3. To form into little burs, knobs, or tufts, as the nap of cloth.
      1. To present in a specified direction by rotating or pivoting:
      2. To change the position of so that the underside becomes the upper side:
      3. To perform or accomplish by rotating or revolving:
    See also:

    coil

    wave

  2. To set hair

    See also:

    wave