curl up

verb

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

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

curl up Synonyms

Synonyms
snuggle, nestle, snug
Related Words
burrow; couch, crouch, huddle, hunch, hunker (down), scrunch, squat, squinch


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