coil up

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coil up

To curl oneself or something into a small, compact position. A noun or pronoun can be used between "coil" and "up." The snake coiled itself up and began hissing at us. Coil up that hose when you're done with it.
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coil (itself) up

[for something] to wrap or roll itself into a coil. The snake coiled itself up, trying to hide. It coiled up, ready to strike.
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coil something up

to roll or twist something into a coil. Maria coiled the strip of stamps up and put them in the little dispenser. Please coil up the rope.
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Self-contained, the Coil Master CM 4000 handles coils up to 142 inches in diameter and weighing 4,000 pounds that may require straightening and re-rounding prior to placement.
MERXHEIM, France & PITTSBURGH -- Alcoa (NYSE:AA) announced today that its Alcoa Architectural Products Merxheim (AAPM) business will expand its product offerings with the addition of a new coil coating line capable of coating thin aluminum coils up to two meters in width.