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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
First recorded in 1590-1600, curry is from the Tamil word 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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Examples from the Web for currying
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  • I know that is an enormity, but I heard the Major tell of currying horses once.

    Wayside Courtships Hamlin Garland
  • "That was a good horse Boise Bill was currying," he suggested.

    The Dude Wrangler

    Caroline Lockhart
  • Life was not all currying or muck-raking for Burt or for me.

  • It was plain that what Marty had said about currying the horses was quite true.

    Janice Day Helen Beecher Long
  • The big Hoosier had no thought of compromise or currying favor.

    Hoosier Mosaics Maurice Thompson
  • For she was busy with the mules, currying them and putting them before the wagon.

    The Plow-Woman Eleanor Gates
  • And he pretended to rub down Westguard, hissing the while as do grooms when currying.

    The Streets of Ascalon Robert W. Chambers
  • Wasn't it simply a case of currying favor with the working-classes?

    The Clarion Samuel Hopkins Adams
  • Mrs. Hofford followed him presently, and found him currying Prince.

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.

curry

n.

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

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