curl verb

ADV. tightly | slightly | up She curled her legs up under her.

PREP. around/round His fingers curled tightly round the steering wheel. | from Smoke was curling up from the chimney. | into The cat curled into a ball and fell asleep.

PHRASES be/lie/sit curled up She was lying curled up on her bed. | curl (up) at the edges The photograph was brown and curling at the edges.