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curl up

phrasal verb with curl uk   /kɜːl/  us   /kɝːl/ verb [I or T]

(POSITION)

to sit or lie in a position with your arms and legs close to your body: She curled up on the sofa to watch TV.

(EDGES)

If something flat, such as paper, curls up, the edges start to become rounded.
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