curse Meaning in Cambridge American English Dictionary
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curseverb

 us   /kɜrs/

curse verb (SWEAR)

[I/T] to say rude or offensive words about something or someone because you are angry: [I] No coach is allowed to curse at or lay a hand on a player.

curse verb (WISH EVIL)

[T] to wish for something evil or unpleasant to happen to someone or something, as by asking a magical power: If we don't do something about the problem, future generations will curse us.

cursenoun

 us   /kɜrs/

curse noun (SWEARING)

[C] a rude or offensive word said about something or someone because you are angry: [I] Shouts and curses could be heard down the hall.

curse noun (EVIL WISH)

[T] something evil or unpleasant that happens to someone or something, by or as if by a magical power: In the story, a curse was put on the prince, turning him into a frog.
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