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Curse meaning

curse - 11 dictionary results

  1. 1. wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; " The bad witch cursed the child"
  2. 2. heap obscenities upon; " The taxi driver who felt he didn't get a high enough tip cursed the passenger"
  3. 3. To call upon divine or supernatural power to send injury upon; to imprecate evil upon; to execrate.
  4. 4. To bring great evil upon; to be the cause of serious harm or unhappiness to; to furnish with that which will be a cause of deep trouble; to afflict or injure grievously; to harass or torment.
  5. 5. To utter imprecations or curses; to affirm or deny with imprecations; to swear.
  6. 6. An invocation of, or prayer for, harm or injury; malediction.
  7. 7. Evil pronounced or invoked upon another, solemnly, or in passion; subjection to, or sentence of, divine condemnation.
  8. 8. The cause of great harm, evil, or misfortune; that which brings evil or severe affliction; torment.
  9. 9. Invocation of evil upon; evil invoked; affliction; ruin.
  10. 10. To invoke evil upon; to vex or torment.
  11. 11. To utter imprecations.

curse - examples of usage

  1. But a loud, frightened curse was all the answer he gave. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  2. I gave a short curse, under my breath, and went slowly forrard. - "The Ghost Pirates", William Hope Hodgson.
  3. If so, what cause she had to hate and curse him! - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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