coil around (someone or something)

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coil around (someone or something)

To twist around someone or something. A reflexive pronoun can be used between "coil" and "around." The explorer froze when he felt the snake coil itself around his leg. That vine is now coiling around the tree—is there any way I can move it?
See also: around, coil

coil (itself) around someone or something

[for something or an animal] to wrap itself around someone or something. The monkey's tail coiled itself around the branch. The huge python coiled around poor Roger.
See also: around, coil
References in classic literature ?
He dreamt of a serpent coiling around his throat, and when he strove to grasp it the slimy thing glided away from his clutch.
I have no doubt she was coiling around him," Bradley said.
She was coiling around him, at which point I have no idea.
Unlike the classic Serpenti designs that had the reptile circling the wearer's wrist, the Incantati-Italian for enchanting-instead has it coiling around the round watch's dial, its head playfully resting on its tail.
Boas are found across the Americas and the Caribbean and kill their prey, usually rodents and lizards, by coiling around their body and squeezing to stop the blood supply.
The python would have most likely caught its prey by lunging at and then coiling around the wallaby while it was eating fruits that had fallen from a plum tree, before squeezing it to death, he added.
The stretchy elastic fibres lie at the core, with the extremely tough and much less flexible collagen fibers coiling around it - together they bathe in the matrix.
Many chambered shells are straight cones rather than coiling around on themselves as do those of today's nautilus.
Antagonism is one of the most important device of Trichoderma which can inhibits the growth of the other fungi and produces some antibiotics, while in later Trichoderma coiling around the pathogen and then after penetrate in to pathogen and released some enzymes which are directly attack to other fungi.
The tendrils as a whole respond by coiling around the object for support.
The cost of the skylights and designing the coiling around them would have added $2,500 per room, but the school was able to maintain a standard construction budget of $4.
For those with an eye for detail, the textured gold serpent coiling around the base of pebbly crystal glasses will not go unappreciated.
Ropy grapevines snake upward, coiling around the trunks of black-barked trees before vanishing into the shadowy greenness overhead.
A short, dark-skinned woman wheels a rusting trolley along the street and offers syrupy coffee and cigarettes to the human snake that is now coiling around the far corner of the embassy.
The garter busied himself by coiling around his sleeve and elevating his tiny head to survey his surroundings.