- 1[intransitive, transitive] curdle (something) when a liquid, especially milk, curdles or something curdles it, it separates into solid and liquid parts
- 2[intransitive, transitive] curdle (something) if something curdles your blood or makes your blood curdle, it makes you extremely frightened or shocked see also blood-curdling See related entries: Fear Word Origin late 16th cent.: frequentative of obsolete curd ‘congeal’.
BrE BrE//ˈkɜːdl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrdl//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they curdle
BrE BrE//ˈkɜːdl//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrdl//he / she / it curdles
BrE BrE//ˈkɜːdlz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrdlz//past simple curdled
BrE BrE//ˈkɜːdld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrdld//past participle curdled
BrE BrE//ˈkɜːdld//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrdld//-ing form curdling
BrE BrE//ˈkɜːdlɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrdlɪŋ//Fear