To arrange into curves, curls, or undulations:
To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts.
To rise or fall with steady acceleration.
(Ergative) To utter copiously, especially with sounding words; to utter with a deep sound; ""” often with forth, or out.
To rise and fall gently in tone or volume.
(Intransitive) To wind or turn in a course or passage; to be intricate.
To pass through a lock or locks in a waterway.
To bend or mold (leather) into shape.
To wind into a shape resembling a coil.
To assume a curved, crooked, or angular form or direction:
To divert or deflect:
To move, carry, drive, etc. with a rotating motion
To turn rapidly in a circle; whirl around
To move in waves or with a smooth, wavelike motion:
To draw up into wrinkles; pucker:
To bend or warp, as by means of pressure or intense heat
To cause to deviate from what is normal, proper, or accurate:
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
(Poker) To withdraw from the betting on a hand, specif. by turning over one's exposed cards
To move or strike gently with a light splashing sound
To twist and turn
(Intransitive) To bend or turn gradually from a given direction.
To move with a twisting or coiling motion
To contrive (something complex or elaborate) in this way:
To move in a sinuous or gliding manner:
Straighten is to make something orderly or unwavy.
To cease to be bent; to become straight or relaxed.
of hair having curls
Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster's Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
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