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curry1

[kur-ee, kuhr-ee] /ˈkɜr i, ˈkʌr i/
noun, plural curries.
1.
East Indian Cookery. a pungent dish of vegetables, onions, meat or fish, etc., flavored with various spices or curry powder, and often eaten with rice.
2.
any dish flavored with curry powder or the like:
a lamb curry.
verb (used with object), curried, currying.
4.
to cook or flavor (food) with curry powder or a similar combination of spices:
to curry eggs.
Idioms
5.
give (someone) a bit of curry, Australian. to rebuke, discipline, or criticize; harass.
Also, currie.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; < Tamil kaṟi sauce

curry2

[kur-ee, kuhr-ee] /ˈkɜr i, ˈkʌr i/
verb (used with object), curried, currying.
1.
to rub and clean (a horse) with a currycomb.
2.
to dress (tanned hides) by soaking, scraping, beating, coloring, etc.
3.
to beat; thrash.
Idioms
4.
curry favor, to seek to advance oneself through flattery or fawning:
His fellow workers despised him for currying favor with the boss.
Origin
1250-1300; Middle English cor(r)ayen, cor(r)eyen < Anglo-French curreier, cognate with Old French correer, earlier conreer to make ready < Vulgar Latin *conrēdāre; see corody

Curry

[kur-ee, kuhr-ee] /ˈkɜr i, ˈkʌr i/
noun
1.
John (Anthony) 1949–94, British figure skater.
2.
John Steuart
[stoo-ert,, styoo-] /ˈstu ərt,, ˈstyu-/ (Show IPA),
1897–1946, U.S. painter.
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Examples from the web for curry
  • Add the artichokes, curry powder, salt and pepper and stir.
  • They may wish to curry favour with domestic lobbies or merely to look as if they are doing something.
  • Mix in the curry powder and stir to coat the vegetables.
  • curry leaves make this vegan curry intensely aromatic.
  • Add the garlic, saute another few seconds, then stir in the curry powder.
  • curry powder reared its head, in deep-fried croquettes.
  • Mix coconut milk with a thick red curry paste, stir and boil and stir for an hour, as it reduces and richens.
  • Their subjects made donations to the temples to curry favor-both with the gods and with the local ruler.
  • Melt two tablespoons of the butter in a saucepan and add the flour and curry powder, stirring with a wire whisk.
  • The menu offers everything from curry to mashed potatoes, and they also cook good breakfasts.
British Dictionary definitions for curry

curry1

/ˈkʌrɪ/
noun (pl) -ries
1.
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.
curry seasoning or sauce
3.
(Austral, slang) give someone curry, to assault (a person) verbally or physically
verb -ries, -rying, -ried
4.
(transitive) to prepare (food) with curry powder or sauce
Word Origin
C16: from Tamil kari sauce, relish

curry2

/ˈkʌrɪ/
verb (transitive) -ries, -rying, -ried
1.
to beat vigorously, as in order to clean
2.
to dress and finish (leather) after it has been tanned to make it strong, flexible, and waterproof
3.
to groom (a horse)
4.
curry favour, to ingratiate oneself, esp with superiors
Word Origin
C13: from Old French correer to make ready, from Vulgar Latin conrēdāre (unattested), from rēdāre (unattested) to provide, of Germanic origin

Curry

/ˈkʌrɪ/
noun
1.
John (Anthony). 1949–94, British ice skater: won the figure-skating gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games
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Word Origin and History for curry
v.

late 13c., "to rub down a horse," from Anglo-French curreier "to curry-comb a horse," from Old French correier "put in order, prepare, curry," from con-, intensive prefix (see com-), + reier "arrange," from a Germanic source (see ready). Related: Curried; currying.

n.

the spice, 1680s, from Tamil kari "sauce, relish for rice."

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