coiled

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coiled

  1. simple past tense and past participle of coil

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coiled ‎(comparative more coiled, superlative most coiled)

  1. In the form of coils; having coils.
    a coiled serpent
  2. Prepared and poised to act, as a snake that has coiled its lower body so it can strike
    • 2012 May 9, Jonathan Wilson, “Europa League: Radamel Falcao's Atlético Madrid rout Athletic Bilbao”[1], the Guardian:
      Two first-half goals from the Colombian forward Radamel Falcao won the game, allowing Atlético to spend the final hour or so sitting deep, coiled always for a breakaway.

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