Mixed with chemicals, biocatalysts tend to curl up and die.
Stony ridges rise up from ravines, dry riverbeds and hardly vegetated plains, and curl around each other.
Yes, the mentions of rats make me want to curl up in full fetal too.
Put in a stewpan and cook until oysters are plump and edges begin to curl.
Arrange oysters on the half shell in a dripping-pan, and bake in a hot oven until edges curl.
But our loaded dugouts would have shoved their noses under every curl.
But you may be telling people things that would make your hair curl.
curl up and watch an in-room movie or take a dip in the indoor heated swimming pool.
The reddish leaves curl into tubes that lure insects that fall into digestive enzymes in the bottom, feeding the plant.
At night, the puppies curl up in the prisoners' locked cells.
British Dictionary definitions for curl
(intransitive) (esp of hair) to grow into curves or ringlets
(transitive) sometimes foll by up. to twist or roll (something, esp hair) into coils or ringlets
(often foll by up) to become or cause to become spiral-shaped or curved; coil the heat made the leaves curl up
(intransitive) to move in a curving or twisting manner
(intransitive) to play the game of curling
curl one's lip, to show contempt, as by raising a corner of the lip
a curve or coil of hair
a curved or spiral shape or mark, as in wood
the act of curling or state of being curled
any of various plant diseases characterized by curling of the leaves
(maths) Also called rot, rotation. a vector quantity associated with a vector field that is the vector product of the operator ∇ and a vector function A, where ∇ = i∂/∂x + j∂/∂by + k∂/∂z,i, j, and k being unit vectors. Usually written curl A, rot ACompare divergence (sense 4), gradient (sense 4)