1. coil, whorl, roll, curl, curlicue, ringlet, gyre, scroll, round shape

usage: a round shape formed by a series of concentric circles (as formed by leaves or flower petals)

2. Curl, Robert Curl, Robert F. Curl, Robert Floyd Curl Jr.

usage: American chemist who with Richard Smalley and Harold Kroto discovered fullerenes and opened a new branch of chemistry (born in 1933)

3. lock, curl, ringlet, whorl, hair

usage: a strand or cluster of hair


1. curl, curve, kink, change surface

usage: form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling"

2. curl up, curl, draw in, bend, flex

usage: shape one's body into a curl; "She curled farther down under the covers"; "She fell and drew in"

3. coil, loop, curl, wind, wrap, roll, twine

usage: wind around something in coils or loops

4. curl, wave, twist

usage: twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"

5. curl, play

usage: play the Scottish game of curling

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