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curse

verb
 
 
/kɜːs/
RUDE WORDS [I] to use rude or offensive words: He cursed angrily under his breath.Swearing and blasphemy
SHOW ANGER [T] to express anger towards someone or something: He cursed himself for not telling David about it earlier.Talking angrily
be cursed by/with sth to have something that causes problems over a long period of time: I am cursed with an interfering family.Damaging and spoilingDestroying and demolishing
(Definition of curse verb from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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