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cur·ry 1(kûr′ē, kŭr′ē)
tr.v. cur·ried, cur·ry·ing, cur·riesIdiom:
1. To groom (a horse) with a currycomb.
2. To prepare (tanned hides) for use, as by soaking or coloring.
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 2also 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.
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|Verb||1.||curry favor - seek favor by fawning or flattery; "This employee is currying favor with his superordinates"|
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