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English definition of “curl up”

curl up

(POSITION) phrasal verb with curl     /kɜːl/ US  /kɝːl/ verb [I or T]
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.Comfortable and uncomfortable
(Definition of curl up (POSITION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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