Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun curling

1 sense of curling

Sense 1
curling -- (a game played on ice in which heavy stones with handles are slid toward a target)
       => game -- (a contest with rules to determine a winner; "you need four people to play this game")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb curl

5 senses of curl

Sense 1
curl, curve, kink -- (form a curl, curve, or kink; "the cigar smoke curled up at the ceiling")
       => change surface -- (undergo or cause to undergo a change in the surface)

Sense 2
curl up, curl, draw in -- (shape one's body into a curl; "She curled farther down under the covers"; "She fell and drew in")
       => bend, flex -- (form a curve; "The stick does not bend")

Sense 3
coil, loop, curl -- (wind around something in coils or loops)
       => wind, wrap, roll, twine -- (arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child")

Sense 4
curl, wave -- (twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please")
       => twist -- (turn in the opposite direction; "twist one's head")

Sense 5
curl -- (play the Scottish game of curling)
       => play -- (participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches")

Antonyms of adj curling

1 sense of curling

Sense 1
curled, curling -- (of hair having curls)

INDIRECT (VIA curly) -> straight -- ((of hair) having no waves or curls; "her naturally straight hair hung long and silky")

Similarity of adj curling

1 sense of curling

Sense 1
curled, curling -- (of hair having curls)
       => curly (vs. straight) -- ((of hair) having curls or waves; "they envied her naturally curly hair")

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