|—n , 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.||slang (Austral) give someone curry to assault (a person) verbally or physically|
|—vb , -ries, -ries, -rying, -ried|
|4.||(tr) to prepare (food) with curry powder or sauce|
|[C16: from Tamil kari sauce, relish]|
|—vb , -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|
|[C13: from Old French correer to make ready, from Vulgar Latin conrēdāre (unattested), from rēdāre (unattested) to provide, of Germanic origin]|
john steuart curry
American painter whose art reflects the social attitudes of the 1930s.
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