coil

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈkɔɪl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kɔɪl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(koil)


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coil

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [copper, rope] coil
  2. a coil of [copper]
  3. (long) coils of hair
  4. [unfurl, unroll, unwind, extend] a coil of [copper]
  5. wind the [copper] into a coil
  6. Her hair was tied [in, into] a coil.
  7. tied her hair in a (tight) coil
  8. wound in [tight, long] coils
  9. [trapped, wrapped, ensnared, tangled] in its coils
  10. [constricted, suffocated] by snake coils
  11. the coils of a snake
  12. has a contraceptive coil
  13. was fitted with a coil
  14. had a coil fitted to [avoid pregnancy]
  15. women who use [the, a] coil
  16. [fix, check] the [engine, ignition] coils
  17. a mosquito repellent coil
v
  1. the snake coiled (itself) around [him, his leg, it]
  2. coil (up) the [rope, hose, wire]
  3. coil the [rope] around
  4. smoke coiled (up) into the [air, sky, night]
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