Synonyms of curl in English:

curl


See US English definition of curl

See UK English definition of curl

See Spanish definition of rizo

verb

1‘smoke curled up from his cigarette’

SYNONYMS
spiral, coil, wreathe, twirl, swirl, furl
wind, curve, bend, twist, twist and turn, loop, meander, snake, corkscrew, zigzag

2‘Ruth curled her arms around his neck’

SYNONYMS
wind, twine, entwine, wrap

3‘she washed and curled my hair’

SYNONYMS
crimp, wave, tong
perm

4‘the rain had made his hair curl even more’

SYNONYMS
go curly, go frizzy, frizz out, frizzle, crinkle

5‘they curled up together on the sofa’

SYNONYMS
nestle, snuggle, cuddle
huddle
North American snug down

noun

1‘her blonde hair was a mass of tangled curls’

SYNONYMS
ringlet, corkscrew, coil, kink, wave
kiss-curl

2‘a curl of smoke’

SYNONYMS
spiral, coil, wreath, twirl, swirl, furl, twist, corkscrew, curlicue, whorl, helix, gyre

Phrases

    make someone's hair curl

    ‘I could tell you things about him that would make your hair curl’


    SYNONYMS
    shock, stun, horrify, appal, scandalize, make someone's blood run cold
    make someone's hair stand on end