curl up
intransitive verb Date: 1840 to arrange oneself in or as if in a ball or curl <
curl up by the fire
>
<
curl up with a good book
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • curl up — phrasal verb Word forms curl up : present tense I/you/we/they curl up he/she/it curls up present participle curling up past tense curled up past participle curled up 1) a) [intransitive] to sit in a comfortable position, with your legs bent and… …   English dictionary

  • Curl-up — This article is about the lithograph print. For the exercise, see Crunch (exercise). Curl up Artist M. C. Escher Year 1951 Type lithograph Dimensions …   Wikipedia

  • curl up — v. (D; intr.) to curl up in, into (to curl up into a ball) * * * [ kɜːl ʌp] into (to curl up in to a ball) (D;intr.) to curl upin …   Combinatory dictionary

  • curl up — verb a) to curl, make curly, shape into curls Rollers are a good way to curl up your hair. b) to become curly …   Wiktionary

  • curl up — phr verb Curl up is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑cat, ↑snake …   Collocations dictionary

  • curl up — verb shape one s body into a curl (Freq. 1) She curled farther down under the covers She fell and drew in • Syn: ↑curl, ↑draw in • Derivationally related forms: ↑curl ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • curl up — sit or lie with the knees drawn up. → curl …   English new terms dictionary

  • curl up — see curl 7), 8) …   English dictionary

  • 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

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”