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currie

[kur-ee, kuhr-ee] /ˈkɜr i, ˈkʌr i/
noun, verb (used with object), curried, currying.
1.
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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
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British Dictionary definitions for currying

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 currying
curry
late 13c., "to rub down a horse," from Anglo-Fr. curreier "to curry-comb a horse," from O.Fr. correier "put in order, prepare, curry," from con- intens. prefix + reier "arrange," from a Gmc. source. The surviving sense of curry favor is c.1510, altered by folk etymology from curry favel (c.1400) from O.Fr. correier fauvel "to be false, hypocritical," lit. "to curry the chestnut ('fawn-colored') horse," which in medieval French allegories was a symbol of cunning and deceit.
curry
"spice," 1681, from Tamil kari "sauce, relish for rice."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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currying in Technology


Turning an uncurried function into a curried function.

The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010 http://foldoc.org
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