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curry

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[ kur-ee, kuhr-ee ]
/ 藞k蓽r i, 藞k蕦r i /
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noun, plural cur路ries.
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.
verb (used with object), cur路ried, cur路ry路ing.
to cook or flavor (food) with curry powder or a similar combination of spices: to curry eggs.
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Idioms about curry

    give (someone) a bit of curry, Australian. to rebuke, discipline, or criticize; harass.
Sometimes cur路rie .

Origin of curry

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First recorded in 1590鈥1600, from Tamil ka峁焛 鈥渟auce, relish鈥

Other definitions for curry (2 of 3)

curry2
[ kur-ee, kuhr-ee ]
/ 藞k蓽r i, 藞k蕦r i /

verb (used with object), cur路ried, cur路ry路ing.
to rub and clean (a horse) with a currycomb.
to dress (tanned hides) by soaking, scraping, beating, coloring, etc.
to beat; thrash.

Origin of curry

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First recorded in 1250鈥1300; Middle English curreien, curraien, curry, from Anglo-French curreier, Old French corroier, earlier conreer 鈥渢o make ready,鈥 from Vulgar Latin conr膿d膩re (unrecorded); see origin at corody

Other definitions for curry (3 of 3)

Curry
[ kur-ee, kuhr-ee ]
/ 藞k蓽r i, 藞k蕦r i /

noun
John (Anthony), 1949鈥94, British figure skater.
John Steu路art [stoo-ert, styoo-], /藞stu 蓹rt, 藞styu-/, 1897鈥1946, U.S. painter.
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British Dictionary definitions for curry (1 of 3)

curry1
/ (藞k蕦r瑟) /

noun plural -ries
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
verb -ries, -rying or -ried
(tr) to prepare (food) with curry powder or sauce

Word Origin for curry

C16: from Tamil kari sauce, relish

British Dictionary definitions for curry (2 of 3)

curry2
/ (藞k蕦r瑟) /

verb -ries, -rying or -ried (tr)
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

Word Origin for curry

C13: from Old French correer to make ready, from Vulgar Latin conr膿d膩re (unattested), from r膿d膩re (unattested) to provide, of Germanic origin

British Dictionary definitions for curry (3 of 3)

Curry
/ (藞k蕦r瑟) /

noun
John (Anthony). 1949鈥94, British ice skater: won the figure-skating gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games
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