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noun [C/U]  us   /kɜrl/
a piece of hair having a curving shape, like part of a circle, or something else having a circular shape: [C] He loved that dark curl at the back of her neck. [C] We watched the curls of smoke rise from his pipe.


verb [I/T]  us   /kɜrl/
to form or cause something to form a curving or twisted shape: [T] If I don’t curl my hair, it looks too stringy.
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