curse

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈk3ːrs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/kɝs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(kûrs)


Inflections of 'curse' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
curses
v 3rd person singular
cursing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
cursed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
cursed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

curse

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
n
  1. a [sorcerer's, witch's] curse
  2. [placed, put] an evil curse on
  3. put a curse on the [village, villagers, princess]
  4. threatened to put a curse on him
  5. The curse was (eventually) [removed, broken, lifted].
  6. the curse can be [removed] by
  7. A curse [befell, took hold of, haunted] the village.
  8. The [plague, drought, flood] was a curse.
  9. is a curse on [society, the family]
  10. is the curse of our [day and age, society]
  11. [Impatience, Greed, Knowledge] is a curse.
  12. is a curse that I have to bear
  13. is my curse to bear
  14. [It's] both a blessing and a curse.
  15. a curse of [poverty, darkness, diseases]
  16. [muttered, uttered] curses under his breath
  17. do not allow curses in [school, this house]
  18. curses brought on by [anger, frustration, failure]
v
  1. cursed [out loud, under his breath, in frustration]
  2. (don't) curse in front of [your parents, children]
  3. cursed to herself
  4. cursed at him
  5. I could curse myself for (not)
  6. cursed [him] for
  7. I curse the day I [was born, met you]
  8. cursed his luck
  9. a witch cursed her
  10. cursed with [bad luck, poor health, a big nose]
n as adj
  1. [uses, says] a lot of curse words
  2. [spewed, let] out a barrage of curse words
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