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currie

[kur-ee, kuhr-ee] /ˈkɜr i, ˈkʌr i/
noun, verb (used with object), curried, currying.
1.
curry1 .

curry1

or currie

[kur-ee, kuhr-ee] /ˈkɜr i, ˈkʌr i/
noun, plural curries.
1.
East Indian Cookery. a pungent dish of vegetables, onions, meat or fish, etc., flavored with various spices or curry powder, and often eaten with rice.
2.
any dish flavored with curry powder or the like:
a lamb curry.
verb (used with object), curried, currying.
4.
to cook or flavor (food) with curry powder or a similar combination of spices:
to curry eggs.
Idioms
5.
give (someone) a bit of curry, Australian. to rebuke, discipline, or criticize; harass.
Origin of curry1
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Tamil kaṟi sauce

curry2

[kur-ee, kuhr-ee] /ˈkɜr i, ˈkʌr i/
verb (used with object), curried, currying.
1.
to rub and clean (a horse) with a currycomb.
2.
to dress (tanned hides) by soaking, scraping, beating, coloring, etc.
3.
to beat; thrash.
Idioms
4.
curry favor, to seek to advance oneself through flattery or fawning:
His fellow workers despised him for currying favor with the boss.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English cor(r)ayen, cor(r)eyen < Anglo-French curreier, cognate with Old French correer, earlier conreer to make ready < Vulgar Latin *conrēdāre; see corody
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  • In currying heavy black harness, the backs are soaked and sammed for shaving.

    Animal Proteins Hugh Garner Bennett
  • "That was a good horse Boise Bill was currying," he suggested.

    The Dude Wrangler Caroline Lockhart
  • He remained in Italy, was denounced by them as a traitor, and charged with currying favor of the Dictator.

  • And he pretended to rub down Westguard, hissing the while as do grooms when currying.

    The Streets of Ascalon Robert W. Chambers
  • I was put to cleaning stalls and currying horses for my two hours' work each day.

    Tramping on Life Harry Kemp
  • Mrs. Hofford followed him presently, and found him currying Prince.

  • He thinks more of allaying the anxiety of his wife than of currying favor with his ruler.

    Rabbi and Priest Milton Goldsmith
  • The grooms in front of the stables are rubbing down and currying the horses.

    Four Arthurian Romances Chretien DeTroyes
  • The currying may be illustrated by selecting types, but it must be borne in mind that there is much elasticity in this matter.

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British Dictionary definitions for currying

curry1

/ˈkʌrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
a spicy dish of oriental, esp Indian, origin that is made in many ways but usually consists of meat or fish prepared in a hot piquant sauce
2.
curry seasoning or sauce
3.
(Austral, slang) give someone curry, to assault (a person) verbally or physically
verb -ries, -rying, -ried
4.
(transitive) to prepare (food) with curry powder or sauce
Word Origin
C16: from Tamil kari sauce, relish

curry2

/ˈkʌrɪ/
verb (transitive) -ries, -rying, -ried
1.
to beat vigorously, as in order to clean
2.
to dress and finish (leather) after it has been tanned to make it strong, flexible, and waterproof
3.
to groom (a horse)
4.
curry favour, to ingratiate oneself, esp with superiors
Word Origin
C13: from Old French correer to make ready, from Vulgar Latin conrēdāre (unattested), from rēdāre (unattested) to provide, of Germanic origin

Curry

/ˈkʌrɪ/
noun
1.
John (Anthony). 1949–94, British ice skater: won the figure-skating gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games
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Word Origin and History for currying

curry

v.

late 13c., "to rub down a horse," from Anglo-French curreier "to curry-comb a horse," from Old French correier "put in order, prepare, curry," from con-, intensive prefix (see com-), + reier "arrange," from a Germanic source (see ready). Related: Curried; currying.

n.

the spice, 1680s, from Tamil kari "sauce, relish for rice."

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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currying in Technology


Turning an uncurried function into a curried function.

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