curse

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Pronunciation[change]

  • (UK) IPA: /kɜːs/
  • (US) IPA: /kɝːs/
  • (file)

Noun[change]

Singular
curse

Plural
curses

  1. (countable) A curse is a wish or hope that something bad will happen to someone or something.
    The evil queen put a curse on the young girl.
  2. (countable) A curse is a swear word.
  3. (countable) A curse is the cause of a lot of harm or evil; it is something that brings evil or harm.

Verb[change]

Plain form
curse

Third-person singular
curses

Past tense
cursed

Past participle
cursed

Present participle
cursing

  1. (intransitive) If you curse, you use a swear word.
  2. (transitive) If you curse someone, you wish or hope that something bad will happen to them.
    I curse you and all your family for ever!