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cur·ry 1

 (kûr′ē, kŭr′ē)
tr.v. cur·ried, cur·ry·ing, cur·ries
1. To groom (a horse) with a currycomb.
2. To prepare (tanned hides) for use, as by soaking or coloring.
Idiom:
curry favor
To seek or gain favor by fawning or flattery.

[Middle English curreien, from Anglo-Norman curreier, to arrange, curry, from Vulgar Latin *conrēdāre : Latin com-, com- + Vulgar Latin *-rēdāre, to make ready (of Germanic origin; see reidh- in Indo-European roots). Curry favor, by folk etymology from Middle English currayen favel, from Old French correier fauvel, to curry a fallow-colored horse, be hypocritical (from the fallow horse as a medieval symbol of deceit).]

cur·ry 2

also cur·rie  (kûr′ē, kŭr′ē)
n. pl. cur·ries
1. A sauce or relish typically made with cumin, coriander, turmeric, and other spices.
2. A dish seasoned with curry.
3. Curry powder.
tr.v. cur·ried, cur·ry·ing, cur·ries
To season (food) with curry.

[Tamil kaṟi.]

curry

(ˈkʌrɪ)
n, pl -ries
1. (Cookery) a spicy dish of oriental, esp Indian, origin that is made in many ways but usually consists of meat or fish prepared in a hot piquant sauce
2. (Cookery) curry seasoning or sauce
3. give someone curry slang Austral to assault (a person) verbally or physically
vb, -ries, -rying or -ried
(Cookery) (tr) to prepare (food) with curry powder or sauce
[C16: from Tamil kari sauce, relish]

curry

(ˈkʌrɪ)
vb (tr) , -ries, -rying or -ried
1. to beat vigorously, as in order to clean
2. (Tanning) to dress and finish (leather) after it has been tanned to make it strong, flexible, and waterproof
3. (Horse Training, Riding & Manège) to groom (a horse)
4. curry favour to ingratiate oneself, esp with superiors
[C13: from Old French correer to make ready, from Vulgar Latin conrēdāre (unattested), from rēdāre (unattested) to provide, of Germanic origin]

Curry

(ˈkʌrɪ)
n
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cur•ry1

(ˈkɜr i, ˈkʌr i)

n., pl. -ries, n.
1. a pungent dish of meat, fish, or vegetables cooked in a sauce with curry powder.
3. a sauce containing curry powder.
v.t.
4. to cook or flavor (food) with curry powder.
[1590–1600; < Tamil kaṟi sauce]

cur•ry2

(ˈkɜr i, ˈkʌr i)

v.t. -ried, -ry•ing.
1. to rub and clean (a horse) with a currycomb.
2. to dress (tanned hides) by soaking, beating, coloring, etc.
3. to beat; thrash.
Idioms:
curry favor, to seek to advance oneself through flattery or fawning.
[1250–1300; Middle English cor(r)ayen, cor(r)eyen < Anglo-French curreier]

Cur•ry

(ˈkɜr i, ˈkʌr i)

n.
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curry


Past participle: curried
Gerund: currying

Imperative
curry
curry
Present
I curry
you curry
he/she/it curries
we curry
you curry
they curry
Preterite
I curried
you curried
he/she/it curried
we curried
you curried
they curried
Present Continuous
I am currying
you are currying
he/she/it is currying
we are currying
you are currying
they are currying
Present Perfect
I have curried
you have curried
he/she/it has curried
we have curried
you have curried
they have curried
Past Continuous
I was currying
you were currying
he/she/it was currying
we were currying
you were currying
they were currying
Past Perfect
I had curried
you had curried
he/she/it had curried
we had curried
you had curried
they had curried
Future
I will curry
you will curry
he/she/it will curry
we will curry
you will curry
they will curry
Future Perfect
I will have curried
you will have curried
he/she/it will have curried
we will have curried
you will have curried
they will have curried
Future Continuous
I will be currying
you will be currying
he/she/it will be currying
we will be currying
you will be currying
they will be currying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been currying
you have been currying
he/she/it has been currying
we have been currying
you have been currying
they have been currying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been currying
you will have been currying
he/she/it will have been currying
we will have been currying
you will have been currying
they will have been currying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been currying
you had been currying
he/she/it had been currying
we had been currying
you had been currying
they had been currying
Conditional
I would curry
you would curry
he/she/it would curry
we would curry
you would curry
they would curry
Past Conditional
I would have curried
you would have curried
he/she/it would have curried
we would have curried
you would have curried
they would have curried
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.curry - (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with ricecurry - (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
dish - a particular item of prepared food; "she prepared a special dish for dinner"
lamb curry - curry made with lamb
East India, East Indies, Malay Archipelago - a group of islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans between Asia and Australia
Verb1.curry - season with a mixture of spices; typical of Indian cooking
cookery, cooking, preparation - the act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat; "cooking can be a great art"; "people are needed who have experience in cookery"; "he left the preparation of meals to his wife"
flavor, flavour, season - lend flavor to; "Season the chicken breast after roasting it"
2.curry - treat by incorporating fat; "curry tanned leather"
process, treat - subject to a process or treatment, with the aim of readying for some purpose, improving, or remedying a condition; "process cheese"; "process hair"; "treat the water so it can be drunk"; "treat the lawn with chemicals" ; "treat an oil spill"
3.curry - give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the horses"
coiffe, coiffure, coif, arrange, do, dress, set - arrange attractively; "dress my hair for the wedding"
beautify, fancify, prettify, embellish - make more beautiful

curry

Types of curry

achari, balti, biryani, bhoona or bhuna, chasni, dhal, dhansak, dopiaza, green thai, jalfrezi, jaipuri, karahi, kofta, korma, madras, masala, mussalman, nentara, pasanda, pathia, phal, red thai, rogan josh, tandoori, tikka, vindaloo
Translations
طَعام هِندي: كريكَارِييطبُح طَبخة كرييُمشّط شَعْر الفَرَس
hřebelcovatkarikarípřipravit jako karí
karrykarryretkoge med karrystrigle
currycurrykastikecurrypatamuokatasukia
azijsko jelo s jakim začinima
karrírétturkembakrydda meî karrí
カレーカレー料理
카레
gaļa ar saknēm garšvielu mērcēsautēt garšvielu mērcēsukāt
pripraviť ako karí
kari
curry
แกง
köriköri ile pişirmektımar etmekkaşağılamak
ca ricà rimón ca ri

curry

1 [ˈkʌrɪ]
A. Ncurry m
B. VTpreparar con curry
C. CPD curry powder Ncurry m en polvo

curry

2 [ˈkʌrɪ] VT [+ horse] → almohazar

curry

[ˈkʌri]
ncurry m
chicken curry → curry m de poulet, poulet m au curry
vt
to curry favour with sb → chercher à s'attirer les bonnes grâces de qncurry powder ncurry m

curry

1 (Cook)
n (= spice)Curry m or nt; (= dish)Curry nt; curry sauceCurrysauce f
vtmit Curry zubereiten

curry

2
vt to curry favour (with somebody)sich (bei jdm) einschmeicheln or lieb Kind machen

curry

1 [ˈkʌrɪ]
1. n (dish) → pietanza al curry; (spice) → curry m inv
chicken curry → pollo al curry
beef/vegetable curry → manzo/verdure al curry
2. vtcucinare al curry

curry

2 [ˈkʌrɪ] vt to curry favour with sbcercare di accattivarsi (il favore di) qn

curry1

(ˈkari) , ((American) ˈkə:ri) plural ˈcurries noun
(an originally Indian dish of) meat, vegetables etc cooked with spices. chicken curry.
verb
to cook in this way. Are you going to curry this meat?
ˈcurried adjective
curried chicken.
curry powder
a selection of spices ground together and used in making a curry.

curry2

(ˈkari) , ((American) ˈkə:ri) verb
to rub down or comb and clean (a horse).
curry favour (with with)
to seek (a) favour by flattery. She's currying favour with the boss.

curry

كَارِي kari karry Currygericht κάρι curry curry curry azijsko jelo s jakim začinima curry カレー料理 카레 curry karri curry caril карри curry แกง köri món ca ri 咖喱
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Poor old Uncle Silas--why, it's pitiful, him trying to curry favor that way--so hard pushed and poor, and yet hiring that useless Jubiter Dunlap to please his ornery brother.
Or, if so please you,'' said Isaac, willing to curry favour with the outlaws, ``I can send to York for the six hundred crowns, out of certain monies in my hands, if so be that the most reverend Prior present will grant me a quittance.
Let them bring me a comb here, or what they please, and curry this beard of mine, and if they get anything out of it that offends against cleanliness, let them clip me to the skin.
With despair I pictured to myself how coldly and disdainfully that "scoundrel" Zverkov would meet me; with what dull-witted, invincible contempt the blockhead Trudolyubov would look at me; with what impudent rudeness the insect Ferfitchkin would snigger at me in order to curry favour with Zverkov; how completely Simonov would take it all in, and how he would despise me for the abjectness of my vanity and lack of spirit--and, worst of all, how paltry, unliterary, commonplace it would all be.
Now, mother, a little rice and some dried fish atop - yes, and some vegetable curry.
A curry was exactly the medium which would disguise this taste.
The demagogues, to curry favour with the people, drive the nobles to conspire together, either by dividing their estates, or obliging them to spend them on public services, or by banishing them, that they may confiscate the fortunes of the wealthy.
and a curry, and a cocoa-nut salad -- you've never had one of my cocoa-nut salads, have you?
Curry is a native of the South, an ex-Confederate soldier, yet I do not believe there is any man in the country who is more deeply interest in the highest welfare of the Negro than Dr.
I might have expected naught better from a turncoat foreign knave such as thee, who once joined in the councils of De Montfort, and then betrayed his friends to curry favor with the King.
At table, while eating rice and jack-rabbit curry (the latter shot by Ferguson), they talked it over, and Daylight found the little man had no food "views.
One thing that Bertie detested was rice and curry, so it happened that he alone partook of an inviting omelet.