Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To unwind from or as if from a curl, coil, spiral, or curled position.
  • intransitive verb To become unwound from a curl.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To change from a curled condition or form; straighten out, as something which is curled.
  • To lose its curl; come out of curl; become straight, as a lock of hair.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • intransitive verb To become uncurled, or straight.
  • transitive verb To loose from curls, or ringlets; to straighten out, as anything curled or curly.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To straighten out from being curled up.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb move out of a curled position

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Examples

  • No one would ever sneak up on me with him around, I realized, and for what seemed to be the first time in a long, long while, I breathed deeply and felt my hands uncurl out of fists at my sides.

    Skipping a Beat

  • And those little whistle things that uncurl when you blow into them?

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  • He made an attempt to uncurl from his protective ball and roll onto his back.

    Western Man

  • He made an attempt to uncurl from his protective ball and roll onto his back.

    Western Man

  • No one would ever sneak up on me with him around, I realized, and for what seemed to be the first time in a long, long while, I breathed deeply and felt my hands uncurl out of fists at my sides.

    Skipping a Beat

  • No one would ever sneak up on me with him around, I realized, and for what seemed to be the first time in a long, long while, I breathed deeply and felt my hands uncurl out of fists at my sides.

    Skipping a Beat

  • Let's, for a moment, uncurl liberal lips and take that at face value.

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  • Scrub grass, gravel, generations of wet and blackened leaves, something pale green and flowerless about to uncurl.

    So Much Pretty

  • The problem with this is that while the RS3 definitely curls your toes the fact that the money man undeniably has a point will most certainly uncurl them.

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  • Once the petals are in their final ice bath, the tubs are brought over to the center table, where the stagiaires reach into the frigid water, lift out the petals one by one, uncurl them, and press them flat Remember!

    The Sorcerer’s Apprentices

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