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curl

noun
verb
phrases
noun
1 noun single lock of haircoirnín masc4  c m ucuach fem2  c m u 2 noun way hair grows/is styledcataíl fem3  c m uher hair has a natural curl tá cataíl ina cuid gruaige ó nádúr, tá a cuid gruaige catach ó nádúr
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3 noun sth curveddual masc1coirnín masc4  c m ua curl of smoke dual deataigh, ribín deataigh 4 noun SPOR exercise movementcuach fem2  c m u
verb
5 verb of hair, to have curls INTRANSITIVEbheith catachbheith coirníneachher hair curls naturally tá a cuid gruaige catach ó nádúr, tá cataíl ina cuid gruaige ó nádúr 6 verb cause (hair) to curl TRANSITIVEcoirníní a chur icataíl a chur ishe curled my hair chuir sí coirníní i mo chuid gruaige 7 verb form curved shape (with)
INTRANSITIVElúb verb  c m uhis fingers are curling tá a mhéara ag lúbadhthe hedgehog curled into a ball rinne an ghráinneog ceirtlín di féin
TRANSITIVElúb verb  c m uhe curled his arm around her waist chuir sé a lámh faoina coim
8 verb move in curved shape INTRANSITIVEsmoke curled up from her cigarette bhí dual deataigh óna toitín 9 verb SOCC ball TRANSITIVEcuach verb  c m u 10 verb page etc INTRANSITIVEfill verb  c m ucas verb  c m uthe pages curl inwards filleann na bileoga isteach 11 verb especially literary lip, mouth INTRANSITIVEher lips curled in disgust chuir sí strainc uirthi féin le déistinhis mouth curled into a smile tháinig meangadh gáire ar a bhéal
phrases

a curl of the lip

gramhasstraincpus

to curl your lip

strainc a chur ort féingramhas a chur ort féinpus a chur ort féin

to (want to) curl up and die

1 informal dieI'd prefer to curl up and die b'fhearr liom bás a fháil 2 informal in embarrassmentI wanted to curl up and die theastaigh uaim go slogfadh an talamh mé 3 informal die off/outthis industry will curl up and die teipfidh ar an tionscal seo, ní bheidh aon rath ar an tionscal seo