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curl
British English: /kəːl/
American English: /kərl/

Translation of curl in Italian:

noun

  • 3with a curl of one's lip
    con una smorfia di sdegno

transitive verb

  • 2 (wind, coil)to curl one's fingers around something
    (person, animal)
    afferrare qualcosa
    to curl one's toes around something
    afferrare qualcosa con le dita dei piedi
    to curl oneself o one's body around something
    (person, cat)
    raggomitolarsi attorno a qualcosa
    to curl itself around something
    (snake, caterpillar)
    arrotolarsi attorno a qualcosa
    to curl one's legs under oneself to curl one's lip
    (person)
    fare una smorfia di sdegno

intransitive verb

  • (hair)
    arricciarsi
    (paper, leaf)
    accartocciarsi
    (edges, corner)
    piegarsi
    to curl around something
    arrotolarsi attorno a qualcosa
    smoke curled upwards
    il fumo saliva in spirali
    his lip curled
    fece una smorfia di sdegno

Idioms

to curl up and die

to make somebody's hair curl

[informal]
(in shock)
fare rizzare i capelli a qualcuno

Phrasal verbs

curl up:

1 curl up
(person)
rannicchiarsi
(cat, dog)
raggomitolarsi
(paper, leaf)
accartocciarsi
(edges, corner)
piegarsi
to curl up in bed, in a chair
rannicchiarsi nel letto, su una poltrona
to be curled up on the sofa
essere rannicchiato sul divano
to curl up into a ball
(person)
raggomitolarsi
(hedgehog)
appallottolare
to curl up with laughter [informal]
torcersi dalle risate
to curl up at the edges
(photo, paper)
piegarsi sui bordi
2 curl up [something], curl [something] up
(heat, moisture)
fare accartocciare (paper, leaf)
piegare (edges, corner)
to curl oneself up
raggomitolarsi

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