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English definition of “coil”

coil

verb [I or T]     /kɔɪl/
to arrange something in a coil: She coiled her hair into a neat bun on top of her head. The snake coiled itself tightly around the deer.Bending, twisting and curving coiled     /kɔɪld/ adjective a coiled springBending, twisting and curving
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