curl up

curled up; curling up; curls up

Definition of curl up

intransitive verb

: to arrange oneself in or as if in a ball or curl curl up by the fire curl up with a good book

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Examples of curl up in a Sentence

I love to curl up in a big chair with a book.

First Known Use of curl up

1840, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of curl up was in 1840

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“Curl up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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