Definition of "curl up" []

  • To curl, make curly, shape into curls (verb)
  • To become curly (verb)
  • To coil or shrivel, make into a coil (verb)
  • To become coiled or shriveled (verb)
  • To shape one's body into a somewhat ball-like shape, with one's legs tucked into the abdomen, especially for cosiness or for protection. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "curl up" in a sentence
  • "It was a wonderfully quaint and rambling building with English ivy climbing its quarry-cut stone walls, and cozy nooks and crannies inside, along with long, shining walnut tables and wingback chairs in which to curl up and read Anne of Green Gables or Little Women."
  • "Wiring a plug, or starting a rented car, or understanding a new mobile phone, add years to me, bring out frustration and an almost frantic urge to get away and curl up on my own."
  • "She talked about polymorphous perversity, and how the whole world was just like a litter of puppies who want to curl up together and lick each other and smell each other, and about exogamy and endogamy and the absurdity and destructiveness of notions like racial purity, and about the ways property, the whole idea of property, had infected and corrupted sexual relationships."
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