Definition for CURL

CURL, v.t. [D. krullen; Dan. kröller, to curl, to crisp; Corn. krillia.]

  1. To turn, bend, or form into ringlets; to crisp; as the hair.
  2. To writhe; to twist; to coil; as, a serpent.
  3. To dress with curls. The snaky locks / That curled Megære. – Milton.
  4. To raise in waves or undulations; to ripple. Seas would be pools, without the brushing air / To curl the waves. – Dryden.

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