Nouns (4)

coil
n. reactor consisting of a spiral of insulated wire that introduces inductance into a circuit
coil
n. tubing that is wound in a spiral
coil
n. a contraceptive device placed inside a woman's womb
coil
n. a transformer that supplies high voltage to spark plugs in a gasoline engine

Verbs (9)

curl, loop, coil
v. wind around something in coils or loops
hand-build, handbuild, coil
v. make without a potter's wheel; "This famous potter hand-builds all of her vessels"
coil, spiral, gyrate
v. to wind or move in a spiral course; "the muscles and nerves of his fine drawn body were coiling for action"; "black smoke coiling up into the sky"; "the young people gyrated on the dance floor"

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Fuzzynyms (84)

round, circle
n. any circular or rotating mechanism; "the machine punched out metal circles"
spiral
n. a continuously accelerating change in the economy
slip noose, running noose, noose
n. a loop formed in a cord or rope by means of a slipknot; it binds tighter as the cord or rope is pulled
volute, spiral
n. ornament consisting of a curve on a plane that winds around a center with an increasing distance from the center
traffic circle, roundabout, rotary, circle
n. a road junction at which traffic streams circularly around a central island; "the accident blocked all traffic at the rotary"
increase
v. make bigger or more; "The boss finally increased her salary"; "The university increased the number of students it admitted"
tumesce, tumefy, intumesce, swell up, swell
v. expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling"
swell
v. increase in size, magnitude, number, or intensity; "The music swelled to a crescendo"
wave, curl
v. twist or roll into coils or ringlets; "curl my hair, please"
turn, twist, deform, bend, flex
v. cause (a plastic object) to assume a crooked or angular form; "bend the rod"; "twist the dough into a braid"; "the strong man could turn an iron bar"
lace, interlace, enlace, entwine, twine, intertwine
v. spin,wind, or twist together; "intertwine the ribbons"; "Twine the threads into a rope"; "intertwined hearts"
wind up, wind
v. coil the spring of (some mechanical device) by turning a stem; "wind your watch"
writhe, worm, wrestle, squirm, wriggle, twist
v. to move in a twisting or contorted motion, (especially when struggling); "The prisoner writhed in discomfort"; "The child tried to wriggle free from his aunt's embrace"
sway, rock
v. cause to move back and forth; "rock the cradle"; "rock the baby"; "the wind swayed the trees gently"
nod
v. sway gently back and forth, as in a nodding motion; "the flowers were nodding in the breeze"
cant over, pitch, slant, tilt, cant
v. heel over; "The tower is tilting"; "The ceiling is slanting"
tilt, shift, wobble, careen
v. move sideways or in an unsteady way; "The ship careened out of control"
climb on, jump on, get on, mount up, hop on, bestride, mount
v. get up on the back of; "mount a horse"
twine
v. make by twisting together or intertwining; "twine a rope"
uprise, rise, resurrect
v. return from the dead; "Christ is risen!"; "The dead are to uprise"
pitch
v. fall or plunge forward; "She pitched over the railing of the balcony"
bend, flex
v. bend a joint; "flex your wrists"; "bend your knees"
flex, bend
v. form a curve; "The stick does not bend"
whirlpool, whirl, swirl, purl, eddy
v. flow in a circular current, of liquids
whirl around, tumble, whirl
v. fly around; "The clothes tumbled in the dryer"; "rising smoke whirled in the air"
twirl, spin, birl, whirl
v. cause to spin; "spin a coin"
whirl, twiddle, swirl, twirl
v. turn in a twisting or spinning motion; "The leaves swirled in the autumn wind"

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Antonyms (6)

wind off, unroll, unwind
v. reverse the winding or twisting of; "unwind a ball of yarn"
disentangle, unwind
v. separate the tangles of
uncoil
v. unwind or untwist

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