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Definition of coil verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



[intransitive, transitive]Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they coil
he / she / it coils
past simple coiled
-ing form coiling
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to wind into a series of circles; to make something do this coil up The snake coiled up, ready to strike. coil around something Mist coiled around the tops of the hills. coil something (+ adv./prep.) to coil a rope into a loop Her hair was coiled on top of her head. a coiled spring
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