curl up

verb

Definition of curl up

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

Examples of curl up in a Sentence

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

First Known Use of curl up

1840

in the meaning defined above

See Words from the same year
NEW! Time Traveler

curl up Synonyms



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up curl up? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

meaningless speech or writing

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Name More Food!

Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Bee Cubed

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!