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

 

curry

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈkʌri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːri//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they curry
BrE BrE//ˈkʌri//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːri//
 
he / she / it curries
BrE BrE//ˈkʌriz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːriz//
 
past simple curried
BrE BrE//ˈkʌrid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrid//
 
past participle curried
BrE BrE//ˈkʌrid//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːrid//
 
-ing form currying
BrE BrE//ˈkʌriɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈkɜːriɪŋ//
 
 
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  • (curries, currying, curried, curried) curry something to make curry out of meat or vegetables
  • Word Origin late 16th cent.: from Tamil kar̲i.Idioms
    curry favour (with somebody)
     
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    (disapproving) to try to get somebody to like or support you by praising or helping them a lot He’s always trying to curry favour with the boss.
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