uncurl

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verb un·curl \ˌən-ˈkər(-ə)l\

Definition of uncurl

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to become straightened out from a curled or coiled position

  3. transitive verb
  4. :  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

First Known Use of uncurl

1588


UNCURL Defined for English Language Learners

uncurl

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verb

Definition of uncurl for English Language Learners

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


UNCURL Defined for Kids

uncurl

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verb un·curl \ˌən-ˈkərl\

Definition of uncurl for Students

uncurled

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uncurling

  1. :  to make or become straightened out from a curled position



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