uncurl

verb un·curl \ ˌən-ˈkər(-ə)l \

Definition of uncurl

intransitive verb
: to become straightened out from a curled or coiled position
transitive verb
: to straighten the curls of : unroll

Examples of uncurl in a Sentence

  1. The snake uncurled and slithered off.

  2. uncurled the ribbon and flattened it out

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First Known Use of uncurl

1588

uncurl Synonyms

Synonyms

straighten, unbend;

Antonyms

bend, crook, curl, curve;

Near Antonyms

arc, bend, bow, hook, round;

entwine, kink, swirl, turn, twine, twist;

coil, loop, spiral, wind;


UNCURL Defined for English Language Learners

uncurl

verb

Definition of uncurl for English Language Learners

  • : to make (something that is curled or coiled) straight


UNCURL Defined for Kids

uncurl

verb un·curl \ ˌən-ˈkərl \

Definition of uncurl for Students

uncurled; uncurling
: to make or become straightened out from a curled position


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