Definition of course verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

course

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//kɔːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɔːrs//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they course
BrE BrE//kɔːs//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɔːrs//
 
he / she / it courses
BrE BrE//ˈkɔːsɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrsɪz//
 
past simple coursed
BrE BrE//kɔːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɔːrst//
 
past participle coursed
BrE BrE//kɔːst//
 
; NAmE NAmE//kɔːrst//
 
-ing form coursing
BrE BrE//ˈkɔːsɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɔːrsɪŋ//
 
 
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[intransitive] + adv./prep. (literary) (of liquid) to move or flow quickly He stopped talking and tears coursed down his cheeks. They walked on, the river coursing slowly next to them. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French cours, from Latin cursus, from curs- ‘run’, from the verb currere.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: course