动词过去式:curled 过去分词:curled 现在分词:curling 第三人称单数:curls
1 [C] thing, esp a small bunch of hair, that curves round and round like a spiral or the thread of a screw 卷状物; 螺旋状物; （尤指）一绺鬈发
*curls (of hair) falling over her shoulder 垂在她肩上的鬈发
* hair falling in curls over her shoulders 呈卷状垂于她两肩的头发
* the little boy's golden curls, ie curly hair 这小男孩的金色鬈发
* a curl of smoke rising from a cigarette 从香烟上面缭绕升起的一缕烟
* `Of course not,' he said, with a curl of his lip, ie expressing scorn. ｀当然不是,＇ 他嘴一撇（表示鄙夷）地说.
2 [U] plant disease in which the leaves curl up （植物的）卷叶病.
1 [I, Ip, Tn, Tn.p] ~ (sth) (up)
(a) (cause sth to) form into a curl or curls; coil （使某物）弯曲; 盘绕
*She has curled (up) her hair. 她已经卷过头发.
* Does her hair curl naturally? 她的头发是生来就鬈的吗?
(b) (cause sth to) form into a curved shape, esp so that the edges are rolled up （使某物）呈拳曲状（尤指边缘）
*The frost made the leaves curl (up). 叶子受霜冻而卷了起来.
* The heat curled the paper (up). 纸张受热而打卷儿.
2 [Ipr, Ip] move in a spiral; coil 旋绕; 盘绕
*The smoke curled upwards. 烟气袅袅上升.
* The plant's tendrils curled up the stick. 植物的卷须盘绕在枯枝上.
3 (idm 习语) curl one's lip put on a sneering expression 撇嘴（表示轻蔑）. make sb's hair curl => hair.
4 (phr v) curl up
(a) lie or sit with curved back and one's legs drawn up close to the body （躺或坐）蜷作一团
*curl up with a book 弯着身子看书
* The dog curled up in front of the fire. 那只狗蜷伏在火炉前面.
(b) bend at the waist 弯腰
*A blow to the stomach made him curl up. 他腹部受到一击而直不起腰来. curl (sb) up (infml 口)
(a) (cause sb to) feel very embarrassed （使某人）感到非常难堪
*My father's bad jokes always make me curl up. 父亲那些要不得的玩笑总是让我很难为情.
(b) (cause sb to) laugh heartily （使某人）开怀大笑
*I just curled up when I saw her dressed as a clown. 我见她打扮得像个小丑, 把我笑得直不起腰来.
1. Her long fingers curl easily around my hand and I nod my head slowly, smiling. 她那细长的手指很轻易地就拢住了我的手，我微笑着慢慢点了点头。