Part of speech:
A tight curl, twist, or bend in a length of thin material, as one caused by the tensing of a looped section of wire.
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The definition of a spring is a coil that goes to its original shape after being compressed.
A whirling or eddying motion or mass:
A loophole through which small arms may be fired.
A gentle swell or undulation of a surface:
The act of curling:
The definition of a coil is something rounded into a spiral or a series of such spirals.
A rapid, often noisy flow or passage:
The rate of flow of a water current.
A large number of insects or other small organisms, especially when in motion.
A steady current in such a flow of water.
A continuous output or outpouring:
A long wave on water that moves continuously without breaking.
A powerful wave or swell of water.
A fallopian tube
The interior diameter of a hole, tube, or cylinder.
The highest point, level, degree, etc.
An upward movement of a surface, especially when caused by swelling and expansion of clay, removal of overburden, or freezing of subsurface water.
To hang down as a flap
To give a wavelike appearance or form to:
To grow vigorously; succeed; thrive; prosper
Brandish means to shake or wave something in a menacing way, particularly a weapon.
The meaning of beckon is to call over silently or with a gesture.
To wag, esp. with short, quick movements
Wag is defined as to move a body part quickly back and forth or up and down over and over again.
To swing or whisk.
To dilute by adding water to
To carry or propel (objects, sounds, odors, etc.) lightly through the air or over water
To progress in a given direction while moving back and forth rapidly:
To signal is defined as to communicate or indicate.
To scatter or strew by jerky movements:
To flow with such waves or movements on the surface
To indicate by making a gesture; signal:
To flow forth suddenly in great volume:
To salute or welcome in a friendly and respectful way with speech or writing, as upon meeting or in opening a letter.
Gesture is defined as moving your body in a way that conveys a feeling or emotion.
To wave or flap rapidly in an irregular manner:
To fluctuate is defined as to change in amount or rise and fall.
Flood is defined as to overflow, or put too much liquid into something.
(Now Rare) To cover (land) with water; flood
To bend; to crook.
To apply jewels to; stud:
To wreathe; to wind; to encircle; to unite by intertexture of parts.
To twist or wind around:
To play on a seesaw.
To move with a slight tremulous motion; tremble, shake, or quiver.
To speak in a quivering voice; utter a quivering sound.
To move unsteadily from side to side, as in walking
To hang loosely and swing or sway to and fro:
(Nautical) To fasten:
To produce rhythmic sounds or other vibrations:
To sway to and fro; waver; totter; stagger
Oscillate is to swing back and forth, either literally or in terms of your opinion, action or mood.
To swing or sway to and fro; flutter
To move uncertainly or unsteadily; totter; stumble
To signal or call to a passing ship as a greeting or identification.
To declare in the capacity of an umpire or referee:
To flow, particularly of blood.
To move rapidly in a circular manner or as in an orbit; circle swiftly
To shake involuntarily, as from excitement or anger; quake.
To move with a sharp, hissing sound, as a cane swung through the air
To engage in or perform (a dance).
(Baseball) To hit a fly
To extend gracefully, especially in a long curve:
(Informal) To be a failure
To indicate by beating or drumming.
To become ensnared or entrapped; to be worse off than before.
To sink down; hang or bend down
A sinuous curve, bend, or loop along the course of a stream or river.
The definition of a scroll is a rolled up piece of printed or written material.
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