verb (used with object), pursed, purs·ing.
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Origin of purse
OTHER WORDS FROM pursepurse·less, adjectivepurse·like, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for purse
According to the brands behind them, they were perfect for tucking into a pocket or purse, and using for touchups at the gym or in-transit as someone ricocheted from one location to another.What happened to beauty’s on-the-go wipes brands in 2020?|jim cooper|December 29, 2020|Digiday
Some of our readers have told us that they always keep a cloth mask in their purse, or put one in a pocket before leaving the house, just to make sure they have a mask with them at all times.Hints From Heloise: Fire hazards in the laundry room|Heloise Heloise|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
In-ear headphones are also generally more portable because they are typically stored in small cases that easily slide into coat pockets, small purses, etcetera.
My present—and it is to be hoped permanent—wife is not off pursing a spouse more to her liking.What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
"I don't think the doctor is needed," said Aunt Phœbe, pursing her lips.Love and the Ironmonger|F. J. (Frederick John) Randall
An amazed buzz went round the church, followed by a pursing up of lips and hurried whisperings.Auld Licht Idylls|J. M. Barrie
"Measles—or influenza," he said, with a pursing of the lips.Nell, of Shorne Mills|Charles Garvice
"Oh—" Margaret Davis turned squarely in her chair, pursing her carmine lips into an irresistible moue.Lightnin'|Frank Bacon
The Piper considered the matter, pursing his lips around the pipe-stem in his mouth; standing on one foot.The Poor Little Rich Girl|Eleanor Gates
British Dictionary definitions for purse
Word Origin for purse
Idioms and Phrases with purse
In addition to the idiom beginning with purse
- purse strings
- can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear