East Indian Cooking. a pungent dish of vegetables, onions, meat or fish, etc., flavored with various spices or curry powder, and often eaten with rice.
any dish flavored with curry powder or the like: a lamb curry.
to cook or flavor (food) with curry powder or a similar combination of spices: to curry eggs.
Idioms about curry
give (someone) a bit of curry, Australian. to rebuke, discipline, or criticize; harass.
- Sometimes cur·rie .
Other definitions for curry (2 of 3)
Other definitions for Curry (3 of 3)
John (Anthony), 1949–94, British figure skater.
John Steu·art [stoo-ert, styoo-], /ˈstu ərt, ˈstyu-/, 1897–1946, U.S. painter.
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How to use curry in a sentence
Alaska political observers say they believe her speech is about currying favor with potential backers for her political future.
I know that is an enormity, but I heard the Major tell of currying horses once.Wayside Courtships | Hamlin Garland
I was put to cleaning stalls and currying horses for my two hours' work each day.Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
One man whom she knew slightly, but who did not remember her, was currying his horse in an alley by his stable.Ruth Fielding At Sunrise Farm | Alice B. Emerson
But the patent tail annoyed the hostler so much while currying the horse that he tied a stone to it to hold it still.Out of the Hurly-Burly | Charles Heber Clark
Wasn't it simply a case of currying favor with the working-classes?The Clarion | Samuel Hopkins Adams
British Dictionary definitions for curry (1 of 3)
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
curry seasoning or sauce
give someone curry Australian slang to assault (a person) verbally or physically
(tr) to prepare (food) with curry powder or sauce
British Dictionary definitions for curry (2 of 3)
to beat vigorously, as in order to clean
to dress and finish (leather) after it has been tanned to make it strong, flexible, and waterproof
to groom (a horse)
curry favour to ingratiate oneself, esp with superiors
British Dictionary definitions for Curry (3 of 3)
John (Anthony). 1949–94, British ice skater: won the figure-skating gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games
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