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Verb
To utter offensive words in anger or annoyance
“I heard my Grandma curse in anger for the first time that morning when she asked Ralph to get his drunken butt off of her porch and out of her life.”
Verb
To criticize or abuse someone verbally
“Sometimes, he would summon me to his office and start to curse me up and down, citing so-and-so and this-or-that as wrong.”
Verb
To afflict, or be afflicted with, a misfortune or something undesirable
“He told her that if she kept harassing him, he would curse her with banishment from the shrine.”
Verb
To invoke or use a (magical) curse against
“Claims that the woman invoked a loa to curse him with insanity are invalidated by a complete lack of proof that he ever became insane.”
Noun
Insulting and offensive language
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“He uttered a curse at the sight of the blank screen.”
Noun
Plural for a cause of great distress or misfortune
“This has been a curse on this house since it came here. Good riddance. You can take it.”
Noun
Plural for a magical spell, especially one that brings about harm or evil
“When she was pregnant with Maria, her own sister had placed a curse on her because of her jealousy that she herself was barren.”
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