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curr

[kur] /kɜr/
verb (used without object)
1.
to make a low, purring sound, as a cat.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80; akin to Old Norse kurra to grumble, murmur, Middle High German kurren, Middle Dutch curren to growl
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