1. [ verb ] form a curl, curve, or kink
Synonyms: curl curve

"the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling" "The road curved"

Related terms: change_surface coil bend
2. [ verb ] put a kink in
Related terms: twist
3. [ verb ] curl tightly, of hair
Synonyms: crape frizzle frizz kink_up crimp
Related terms: curl
4. [ noun ] a sharp bend in a line produced when a line having a loop is pulled tight
Synonyms: twirl twist
Related terms: fold disfigure
Similar spelling:   kinky