Curl the lip

Curl the lip
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  • curl your lip — phrase to pull your top lip upwards at one side in a way that shows that you are annoyed, bored, or do not respect someone She curled her lip in disgust at the suggestion. Thesaurus: to make a particular facial expressionhyponym Main entry: curl… …   Useful english dictionary

  • curl your lip — to pull your top lip upwards at one side in a way that shows that you are annoyed, bored, or do not respect someone She curled her lip in disgust at the suggestion …   English dictionary

  • curl — [kʉrl] vt. [ME curlen, by metathesis < crullen, to curl, bend, twist < crul, curly, akin to Du krul < Gmc * kruzla < IE * greu s < base * ger : see CRADLE] 1. to wind or twist (esp. hair) into ringlets or coils 2. to cause to roll… …   English World dictionary

  • curl — curl1 [kə:l US kə:rl] v [I and T] [Date: 1300 1400; Origin: crul curly (1300 1400), probably from Middle Dutch] 1.) to form a twisted or curved shape, or to make something do this ▪ Mary was busy curling her hair. curl around/round ▪ Ivy curled… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • curl — 1 noun 1 (C) a small mass of hair that hangs in a curving shape: a little boy with beautiful blonde curls 2 (C) something that forms a curved shape: A curl of smoke rose from her cigarette. 3 a curl of your lip/mouth a sideways and upwards… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • curl — curl1 [ kɜrl ] verb ** 1. ) curl or curl up intransitive or transitive to form a curved or round shape, or give something this shape: Jane had short hair curling around her face. As she talked, she curled a strand of hair on one finger. Sam s… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • curl — [[t]kɜ͟ː(r)l[/t]] curls, curling, curled 1) N COUNT If you have curls, your hair is in the form of tight curves and spirals. ...the little girl with blonde curls... A curl of black hair fell loosely across his forehead. 2) N UNCOUNT If your hair… …   English dictionary

  • curl — I UK [kɜː(r)l] / US [kɜrl] verb Word forms curl : present tense I/you/we/they curl he/she/it curls present participle curling past tense curled past participle curled ** 1) curl or curl up [intransitive/transitive] to form a curved or round shape …   English dictionary

  • curl — v. & n. v. 1 tr. & intr. (often foll. by up) bend or coil into a spiral; form or cause to form curls. 2 intr. move in a spiral form (smoke curling upwards). 3 a intr. (of the upper lip) be raised slightly on one side as an expression of contempt… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Curl — v. & n. v. 1 tr. & intr. (often foll. by up) bend or coil into a spiral; form or cause to form curls. 2 intr. move in a spiral form (smoke curling upwards). 3 a intr. (of the upper lip) be raised slightly on one side as an expression of contempt… …   Useful english dictionary

  • lip — /lɪp / (say lip) noun 1. either of the two fleshy parts or folds forming the margins of the mouth and performing an important function in speech. 2. (plural) these parts as organs of speech. 3. Colloquial impudent talk. 4. a lip like part or… …  


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