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curry

noun [C or U] uk   /ˈkʌr.i/ us    /ˈkɝː-/
A2 a dish, originally from South Asia, consisting of meat or vegetables cooked in a spicy sauce: a hot (= very spicy) curry a mild (= slightly spicy) curry vegetable/chicken/lamb curry curry sauce
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curried
adjective uk   /-id/ us  
curried eggs/fish

curry

verb uk   /ˈkʌr.i/ us    /ˈkɝː-/

curry verb (TRY TO PLEASE)

curry favour disapproving to praise someone, especially someone in authority, in a way that is not sincere, in order to get some advantage for yourself: He's always trying to curry favour with the boss.

curry verb (FOOD)

[T] to make a curry with something: Let's curry the leftover meat.

curry verb (HORSE)

[T] specialized horses to clean and brush a horse with a special comb
Translations of “curry”
in Korean 커리…
in Arabic كاري (طَعام هِنْدي)…
in French curry…
in Turkish baharatı bol, acı Hint yemeği…
in Italian (prato ao) curry…
in Chinese (Traditional) (源自印度的)咖喱食品,咖喱菜餚…
in Russian карри…
in Polish curry…
in Spanish curry…
in Portuguese caril…
in German das Currygericht…
in Catalan curri…
in Japanese カレー…
in Chinese (Simplified) (源自印度的)咖喱食品,咖喱菜肴…
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