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"curl up" in British English

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curl up

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

curl up (POSITION)

to ​sit or ​lie in a ​position with ​yourarms and ​legsclose to ​yourbody: She ​curled up on the ​sofa to ​watch TV.

curl up (EDGES)

If something ​flat, such as ​paper, ​curls up, the ​edgesstart to ​becomerounded.
(Definition of curl up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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curl up

phrasal verb with curl  us   /kɜrl/ verb [I/T]
to ​lie in a ​comfortablecurvedposition: The ​cat was curled up on the ​couch, ​sleepinghappily.
(Definition of curl up from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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