cure worse than the disease meaning, cure worse than the disease definition | English Cobuild dictionary

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cure

  
  ( cures    plural & 3rd person present)   ( curing    present participle)   ( cured    past tense & past participle  )
1       verb   If doctors or medical treatments cure an illness or injury, they cause it to end or disappear.  
Her cancer can only be controlled, not cured.      V n  
2       verb   If doctors or medical treatments cure a person, they make the person well again after an illness or injury.   (=heal)  
MDT is an effective treatment and could cure all the leprosy sufferers worldwide...      V n  
Almost overnight I was cured...      V n  
Now doctors believe they have cured him of the disease.      V n of n  
3       n-count   A curefor an illness is a medicine or other treatment that cures the illness.  
oft N for n  
Atkinson has been told rest is the only cure for his ankle injury.     
4       verb   If someone or something cures a problem, they bring it to an end.  
Private firms are willing to make large scale investments to help cure Russia's economic troubles...      V n  
5       n-count   A curefor a problem is something that will bring it to an end.  
usu with supp, oft N for n   (=solution)  
The magic cure for inflation does not exist.     
6       verb   If an action or event cures someone of a habit or an attitude, it makes them stop having it.  
The experience was a detestable ordeal, and it cured him of any ambitions to direct again...      V n of n  
He went to a clinic to cure his drinking and overeating.      V n  
7       verb   When food, tobacco, or animal skin is cured, it is dried, smoked, or salted so that it will last for a long time.  
usu passive  
Legs of pork were cured and smoked over the fire.      be V-ed  
...sliced cured ham.      V-ed  


cure-all        ( cure-alls    plural  ) A cure-all is something that is believed, usually wrongly, to be able to solve all the problems someone or something has, or to cure a wide range of illnesses.      n-count   oft N for n   (=panacea)  
He said the introduction of market discipline to the economy was not a magic cure-all for its problems...     
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curse, curve, cur, cue

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id.
the carrot is more effective than the stick
n.
activity involving dumping a bucket of ice water on your head and challenge other three friends to do so in order to promote awareness of the disease amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and encourage donations to research.
also called "ice water challenge", viral campaign on social media during July–August 2014
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the second main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of formation. The members of the formoisie have human capital, receive high wages (the most frequently thanks to their diplomas) and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1993 Yanick Toutain)
[Hum. Sc.] The formoisie is the social class that created social-democracy and stalinism.
n.
(in neomarxist thought) the third main exploitive social class: The bourgeoisie of innovation. The members of the innovoisie have usually human innovating capital. They receive (as individuals) copyrights or patent rights and consume more than the world GDP. (neologism 1996 Yanick Toutain)
adj.
Suffering for a disease; destroyed
n.
very imposing or impressive
[Bus.];
adj.
undesirable, at much lower standards than expected
synonym for "shitty"
n.
A vaccine is a substance containing a harmless form of the germs that cause a particular disease. It is given to people, usually by injection, to prevent them getting that disease.
adv.
maximum; no more (or later) than; at the most
E.g.: You have to be back at 11 o'clock tops; The show lasted one hour tops
adj.
a person with more power or authority than others
Eg.: Your father is one of the dominant man in his section because he is boss.
o.
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease
Medical term
n.
A currency coin worth $1.00 in Canada. Bigger than a quarter but smaller than a tooney.
looney also can mean strange or weird. ex.He had always been a little bit looney.
exp.
The actual say is: "You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar" This means that it is easier to persuade people if you use polite arguments and flattery than if you are confrontational.
id.
At a point where you know you have to make a decision that not only effects your life, not only the life of the objects you love but the ones that you consider as well. More than one crux will certainly cause an individual to have a dilemma or two.
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
a person who prefers to interact with his/her Google glasses rather than communicating with people in real life
[Neologism]
n.
The acquisition of a startup primarily for the team and talent, rather than for the technology or product.
n.
an ambitious woman who thinks her career really matters more than many things and is not willing to compromise on it
adj.
having a single dominating theme; esp : having a theme continuing through more than one movement of a musical composition
id.
to be more sucsessful than others in a competitive situation.or to do things in advance to reach sucsess in a competition.
I jelous my friend she is always ahead of the game! That basketball tim was ahead of the game that is why they won!
n.
a business model in which goods or services are shared, swapped, or rented over networks, rather than being owned by individuals
Ex: Airbnb, the peer-to-peer accomodation marketplace Related to the concept of "sharing economy"
q.
This expression means it is better to let one's emotions out, rather than bottled up inside. It is also often said when someone has gas.
this is just something my grandmother would say in cajun french

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