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curl up

phrasal verb with curl
 
 
/kɜːl/ verb [I, T]
SIT/LIE to sit or lie in a position with your arms and legs close to your body: She curled up and went to sleep.Comfortable and uncomfortable
PAPER If something flat, such as a piece of paper, curls up, the edges start to curve up.Bending, twisting and curving
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