- 1[intransitive] to swear He hit his head as he stood up and cursed loudly.
- 2[transitive] to say rude things to someone or think rude things about someone or something curse somebody/something/yourself She cursed her bad luck. curse somebody/something/yourself for something He cursed himself for his stupidity.
- 3[transitive] curse somebody/something to use a magic word or phrase against someone in order to harm them Legend has it that the whole village had been cursed by a witch. compare hex Phrasal Verbsbe cursed with something
NAmE//kərs//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they curse
he / she / it curses
past simple cursed
-ing form cursing