Date: 1588 intransitive verb to become straightened out from a curled or coiled position transitive verb to straighten the curls of ; unroll

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  • Uncurl — Un*curl , v. t. [1st pref. un + curl.] To loose from curls, or ringlets; to straighten out, as anything curled or curly. [1913 Webster] He sheaths his paw, uncurls his angry mane. Dryden. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Uncurl — Un*curl , v. i. To become uncurled, or straight. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • uncurl — [un kʉrl′] vt. to straighten (something curled) …   English World dictionary

  • uncurl — UK [ʌnˈkɜː(r)l] / US [ʌnˈkɜrl] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms uncurl : present tense I/you/we/they uncurl he/she/it uncurls present participle uncurling past tense uncurled past participle uncurled if something uncurls, or if you… …   English dictionary

  • uncurl — verb Uncurl is used with these nouns as the object: ↑fist …   Collocations dictionary

  • uncurl — un|curl [ ʌn kɜrl ] verb intransitive or transitive if something uncurls, or if you uncurl it, it becomes straight after it has been curled or bent: Uncurling himself (=making his body straight), Ken stood up …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • uncurl — /un kerrl /, v.t., v.i. to straighten or become straightened out from a curl or curled position. [1580 90; UN 2 + CURL] * * * …   Universalium

  • uncurl — verb To straighten out from being curled up …   Wiktionary

  • uncurl — un|curl [ʌnˈkə:l US ˈkə:rl] v [I and T] to stretch out straight from a curled position, or to make something do this …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • uncurl — v. straighten out (especially something that was curled), unroll …   English contemporary dictionary

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