curled curled up
coiled coiled (koild), adj. curled or wound especially in concentric rings or spirals; as, a coiled snake ready to strike; the rope lay coiled on the deck. Opposite of {uncoiled}.

Note: [Narrower terms: {coiling, helical, spiral, spiraling, volute, voluted, whorled}; {convolute rolled longitudinally upon itself};{curled, curled up}; {involute closely coiled so that the axis is obscured)}; {looped, whorled}; {twined, twisted}; {convoluted}; {involute, rolled esp of petals or leaves in bud: having margins rolled inward)}; {wound}] [WordNet 1.5]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • be curled up — ˌcurl ˈup | be ˌcurled ˈup derived to lie or sit with your back curved and your arms and legs bent close to your body • She curled up and closed her eyes. Main entry: ↑curlderived …   Useful english dictionary

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  • curl up — {v.} 1a. To become curly or wavy. * /Bacon curls up when it is cooked./ 1b. To roll oneself into a ball. * /Tim curled up in bed and was asleep in five minutes./ 2. See: FOLD UP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • curl up — {v.} 1a. To become curly or wavy. * /Bacon curls up when it is cooked./ 1b. To roll oneself into a ball. * /Tim curled up in bed and was asleep in five minutes./ 2. See: FOLD UP …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • curl\ up — v 1a. To become curly or wavy. Bacon curls up when it is cooked. 1b. To roll oneself into a ball. Tim curled up in bed and was asleep in five minutes. 2. See: fold up …   Словарь американских идиом

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