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curse

noun [C]
 
 
/kɜːs/
MAGIC magic words that are intended to bring bad luck to someone: to put a curse on someoneMagic
RUDE WORDS a rude or offensive word or phraseSwearing and blasphemy
PROBLEM something that causes harm or unhappiness, often over a long period of time: Traffic is one of the curses of modern living.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
Translations of “curse”
in Korean 저주…
in Arabic لَعْنة…
in French malheur…
in Turkish beddua, lanet okuma, sövgü…
in Italian maledizione…
in Chinese (Traditional) 魔法, 咒語,詛咒,魔咒…
in Russian проклятие, ругательство, бич…
in Polish klątwa, zaklęcie, przekleństwo…
in Spanish desgracia…
in Portuguese praga…
in German der Fluch…
in Catalan maledicció…
in Japanese 呪(のろ)い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 魔法, 咒语,诅咒,魔咒…
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