Definition of “curse” - English Dictionary

“curse” in British English

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curseverb

uk /kɜːs/ us /kɝːs/

cursenoun

uk /kɜːs/ us /kɝːs/

(Definition of “curse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“curse” in American English

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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.

(Definition of “curse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)