curl

I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. roll, wave, ripple, spiral, twist, coil. See convolution, curvature.
II
(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. ringlet, coil, spiral, wave, kink, curlicue, lock, tress, lovelock; see also coil , hair 1 , lock 2 .
v.
1. [To twist]
Syn. curve, coil, wave, bend, spiral, crinkle, wind, twine, loop, crimp, kink, scallop, lap, fold, roll, indent, contort, wreathe, meander, ripple, buckle, zigzag, entwine, wrinkle, undulate, twirl, swirl, whirl, crisp, frizz, turn; see also coil , wave 4 .
Ant. uncurl, straighten*, unbend.
2. [To set hair]
Syn. pin up, roll up, crimp, form into ringlets; see wave 5 .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
I
n.
curve, loop, coil, wave, turn, roll, twist, swirl, whorl, convolution, spiral, corkscrew, ringlet, curlicue.
II
v.
curve, coil, twist, bend, loop, wind, turn, snake, meander.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb 1. To have or cause to have a curved or sinuous form or surface: curve, undulate, wave. See STRAIGHT. 2. To move or proceed on a repeatedly curving course: coil, corkscrew, entwine, meander, snake, spiral, twine, twist, weave, wind2, wreathe. See REPETITION, STRAIGHT.

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