verb (used with object), cursed or curst, curs·ing.
verb (used without object), cursed or curst, curs·ing.
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- curschmann's spirals,
- curse word,
Origin of curse
Examples from the Web for curses
Who talks about sports “curses” as much as the fans who stubbornly remain fans in the face of such curses?Cleveland Comes Crawling Back to LeBron: The Masochism of Rust Belt Chic|Arthur Chu|July 15, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Children, even when they are difficult, deserve not to be seen as curses or blights or punishments.Twisted Anti-Vaxxer Parents Choose Fatal Diseases Over Autism|Elizabeth Picciuto|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.
Either fondly or with curses, it is a time to look back at a year grown familiar to us now.New Year’s Rockin’ Eve 1913: How We Celebrated 100 Years Ago|Charles Emmerson|December 31, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Many minors report that curses, threats, and sometimes even beatings are customary during this experience.
Curses and malevolence followed Chane to her new home; and even those who wished her well, shook their heads over the marriage.The Jews of Barnow|Karl Emil Franzos
What train of curses that base brood pursues, When the young nephew weds old uncle's spouse.Bride of Lammermoor|Sir Walter Scott
It was not long before Macdonald began to toss and mutter in his sleep, breaking forth now and then into wild cries and curses.The Man From Glengarry|Ralph Connor
A great many had lost their money, and their curses were loud and deep, while the winners went away as merry as "marriage bells."History of Kershaw's Brigade|D. Augustus Dickert
He wished to call attention to a difference and he has succeeded beyond his expectations: curses, like hens, come home to roost.Art|Clive Bell
verb curses, cursing, cursed or archaic curst
Word Origin for curse
Old English cursian, from the source of curse (n.). Meaning "to swear profanely" is from early 13c. Related: Cursed; cursing.
late Old English curs "a prayer that evil or harm befall one," of uncertain origin, perhaps from Old French curuz "anger," or Latin cursus "course." Connection with cross is unlikely. No similar word exists in Germanic, Romance, or Celtic. Curses as a histrionic exclamation is from 1885. The curse "menstruation" is from 1930. Curse of Scotland, the 9 of diamonds in cards, is attested from 1791, but the origin is obscure.