Definition of 'curse'
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The curse of magazine deadlines strikes again. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Too often a story ends in the frustration of a great player cursed with an ageing body. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Maybe there is a curse on my family. Educational Psychology in a Changing World (1988)New technology is a blessing and a curse of this age. Times, Sunday Times (2014)He knew that in this way she was trying to put a curse on the lot. Modern Literatures of the Non-Western World: Where the Waters Are Born (1995)And which might actually put a curse on passengers? Times, Sunday Times (2010)He suddenly lifted his left hand as though pointing to something above and bringing down a curse on us all. Times, Sunday Times (2016)He looked back and cursed himself. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It is a terrible psychic curse. Times, Sunday Times (2016) He curses and says "no. Christianity Today (2000)The curse has come upon us. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The curse of the modern British holidaymaker is his endless quest for authenticity. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What does the winner's curse mean to auction participants? Microeconomics: Price Theory in Practice (1995)Two weeks ago, he thought that the curse had struck again. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Over the generations, misbehaviour and misunderstanding have made the family seem cursed. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Curse of the modern era, people trying to be ironic all the time. Times, Sunday Times (2011)They have lived many lives together, blighted by a terrible curse. The Sun (2011)I think the denial of death is a great curse. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The Edgbaston curse struck again yesterday. Times, Sunday Times (2009)And the other great curse - at least for women - in the modern western world? Times, Sunday Times (2014)Those who did the killing challenged centuries of legend, which says that those who kill a sacred white stag bring down a curse upon their heads. Times, Sunday Times (2008)LOW: Injury curse means he has missed the whole season. The Sun (2016)A GOLDEN view of the old days is one of the curses of ageing. The Sun (2012)
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British English: curse /kɜːs/ NOUN
A curse is rude or offensive language which someone uses, usually because they are angry.
He shot her an angry look and a curse.
- American English: curse
- Arabic: لَعْنَة
- Brazilian Portuguese: palavrão
- Chinese: 诅咒
- Croatian: kletva
- Czech: nadávka
- Danish: forbandelse
- Dutch: vloek
- European Spanish: palabrota
- Finnish: kirous
- French: malédiction
- German: Fluch
- Greek: κατάρα
- Italian: imprecazione
- Japanese: ののしり
- Korean: 저주
- Norwegian: forbannelse
- Polish: przekleństwo
- European Portuguese: maldição
- Romanian: înjurătură
- Russian: проклятие
- Spanish: maldición
- Swedish: förbannelse
- Thai: คำสาปแช่ง
- Turkish: küfür
- Ukrainian: лайка
- Vietnamese: sự chửi rủa
British English: curse VERB
If you curse, you use rude or offensive language, usually because you are angry about something.
I cursed and hobbled to my feet.
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