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curl  


      vb  
1    intr   (esp. of hair) to grow into curves or ringlets  
2    tr; sometimes foll by: up   to twist or roll (something, esp. hair) into coils or ringlets  
3    often foll by: up   to become or cause to become spiral-shaped or curved; coil  
the heat made the leaves curl up     
4    intr   to move in a curving or twisting manner  
5    intr   to play the game of curling  
6    curl one's lip   to show contempt, as by raising a corner of the lip  
      n  
7    a curve or coil of hair  
8    a curved or spiral shape or mark, as in wood  
9    the act of curling or state of being curled  
10    any of various plant diseases characterized by curling of the leaves  
11      (Also called)    rot, rotation     (Maths)   a vector quantity associated with a vector field that is the vector product of the operator <nabla> and a vector function A, where <nabla> = i<pd>/<pd>x + j<pd>/<pd>by + k<pd>/<pd>z, i, j, and k being unit vectors. Usually written curl A, rot A  
   Compare       divergence       4       gradient       4     (See also)        curl up  
     (C14: probably from Middle Dutch crullen to curl; related to Middle High German krol curly, Middle Low German krus curly)  


curl up  
      vb   adv  
1    intr   to adopt a reclining position with the legs close to the body and the back rounded  
2    to become or cause to become spiral-shaped or curved  
3    intr   to retire to a quiet cosy setting  
to curl up with a good novel     
4      (Brit)  
informal   to be or cause to be embarrassed or disgusted (esp. in the phrase curl up and die)  
kiss curl  
      n     (Brit)   a circular curl of hair pressed flat against the cheek or forehead,   (U.S. and Canadian term)    spit curl  
pin curl  
      n   a small section of hair wound in a circle and secured with a hairpin to set it in a curl  
spit curl  
      n      the U.S. and Canadian name for       kiss curl  
     (perhaps so called because it is sometimes plastered down with spittle)  
trunk curl  
      n      another name for       sit-up  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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curl  
      vb  
1    intr   (esp. of hair) to grow into curves or ringlets  
2    tr; sometimes foll by: up   to twist or roll (something, esp. hair) into coils or ringlets  
3    often foll by: up   to become or cause to become spiral-shaped or curved; coil  
the heat made the leaves curl up     
4    intr   to move in a curving or twisting manner  
5    intr   to play the game of curling  
6    curl one's lip   to show contempt, as by raising a corner of the lip  
      n  
7    a curve or coil of hair  
8    a curved or spiral shape or mark, as in wood  
9    the act of curling or state of being curled  
10    any of various plant diseases characterized by curling of the leaves  
11      (Also called)    rot, rotation     (Maths)   a vector quantity associated with a vector field that is the vector product of the operator <nabla> and a vector function A, where <nabla> = i<pd>/<pd>x + j<pd>/<pd>by + k<pd>/<pd>z, i, j, and k being unit vectors. Usually written curl A, rot A  
   Compare       divergence       4       gradient       4     (See also)        curl up  
     (C14: probably from Middle Dutch crullen to curl; related to Middle High German krol curly, Middle Low German krus curly)  


curl up  
      vb   adv  
1    intr   to adopt a reclining position with the legs close to the body and the back rounded  
2    to become or cause to become spiral-shaped or curved  
3    intr   to retire to a quiet cosy setting  
to curl up with a good novel     
4      (Brit)  
informal   to be or cause to be embarrassed or disgusted (esp. in the phrase curl up and die)  
kiss curl  
      n     (Brit)   a circular curl of hair pressed flat against the cheek or forehead,   (U.S. and Canadian term)    spit curl  
pin curl  
      n   a small section of hair wound in a circle and secured with a hairpin to set it in a curl  
spit curl  
      n      the U.S. and Canadian name for       kiss curl  
     (perhaps so called because it is sometimes plastered down with spittle)  
trunk curl  
      n      another name for       sit-up  

English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  

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curl  

1   
      vb   bend, coil, convolute, corkscrew, crimp, crinkle, crisp, curve, entwine, frizz, loop, meander, ripple, spiral, turn, twine, twirl, twist, wind, wreathe, writhe  
2   
      n   coil, curlicue, kink, ringlet, spiral, twist, whorl  

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exp.
stop talking; refrain from saying something
informal
exp.
be kept waiting
v.
spoil someone's plans; spoil someone's pleasure or joy.
I hate to rain on your parade, but we will not be able to host your birthday party next week.
exp.
expression used to describe the practice of a company using internally the marketed products
[Bus.] expression originating from and widely used in software industry; the practice is also known as "dogfooding"
exp.
to lose one's temper
very familiar
exp.
(about a positive event/situation) happen out of the blue, without any effort from the impacted persons
id.
make a lot of efforts to understand something
exp.
go for something, take one's chances
exp.
Symbolically killing one’s internet unique identity.
[Tech.]
exp.
have everything together; have all things settled/organized
E.g.: Just when I had got all my ducks in a row and I was ready to go, I received a call and had to cancel my trip.
v.
snubbing people by using one's mobile phone
[Neologism] portmanteau word : phone + snubbing
exp.
get rid of a strong feeling towards something or someone
[Informal] If you have done something wrong, tell him and get it out of your system. After the break up, it took him some while to get her out of his system.
v.
the act of pushing one's face in between two ample breasts, and rocking one's head side to side very rapidly while making a vigorous, lip-vibrating "brrr" sound
[Slang]
n.
posting a picture of one's pet on social media, with a sign describing the animal's wrongdoing
more specific: cat shaming or dog shaming
n.
it's a unintended call which happens when the keys are not blocked in one's pocket
exp.
The choice of web suicide or deletion of interactions for one’s own amounts to web death with regard to ones internet life.
[Tech.]
exp.
A set of one’s web assets, created with the intention of facilitating the transference of online assets and value upon ones death.
[Tech.]
exp.
a poetic or humorous way of expressing one's fervent wish for somehting
oh for a bit of sunshine!
n.
a photo of one's suntanned legs usually taken with a smartphone and shared on social media
[Neologism] combination of "legs" and "selfie". Legsies are commonly used to brag about one's vacation
n.
the fear of being unable to use one's mobile phone
This can happen when losing the device, when out of battery, credit or network coverage
exp.
Built up System within the web, whereby one’s web assts can be gathered and stored.
[Tech.]
n.
dominant position, use of an office with power and influence to expose or impose one's views
canned by Theodore Roosevelt
exp.
act in accordance with what is set verbally; apply what one's preaching for; double words by action;
often used in combination with "talk the talk".
exp.
The rights of ownership and power for transference of one’s web assets belong to the individual.
[Tech.]
exp.
A set of virtual assets or value in cyberspace left behind after one’s death fall on legal successors as right.
[Tech.]
exp.
A digital method to shift or attribute the ownership and rights of online access to one’s online assts to another.
[Tech.]
exp.
A set of collection of one’s internet assets or value gathered in order to assist transfer of online rights.
[Tech.]
v.
to get rid of one's frustration (for example by doing something violent or impulsive)
v.
take a decision based on one's subjective conclusions, when objective evidence is not available
q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french
n.
one who solves people's problems

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