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Curry  


      n   John (Anthony). 1949--94, British ice skater: won the figure-skating gold medal in the 1976 Olympic Games  


curry   [1]  
      n   pl   , -ries  
1    a spicy dish of oriental, esp. Indian, origin that is made in many ways but usually consists of meat or fish prepared in a hot piquant sauce  
2    curry seasoning or sauce  
3    give someone curry     (Austral)  
slang   to assault (a person) verbally or physically  
      vb   , -ries, -rying, -ried  
4    tr   to prepare (food) with curry powder or sauce  
     (C16: from Tamil kari sauce, relish)  
curry   [2]  
      vb   , -ries, -rying, -ried   tr  
1    to beat vigorously, as in order to clean  
2    to dress and finish (leather) after it has been tanned to make it strong, flexible, and waterproof  
3    to groom (a horse)  
4    curry favour   to ingratiate oneself, esp. with superiors  
     (C13: from Old French correer to make ready, from Vulgar Latin conredare (unattested), from redare (unattested) to provide, of Germanic origin)  
curry powder  
      n   a mixture of finely ground pungent spices, such as turmeric, cumin, coriander, ginger, etc., used in making curries  
curry puff  
      n   (in eastern cookery) a type of pie or pasty consisting of a pastry case containing curried meat and vegetables  
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curry   [1]  
      n   pl   , -ries  
1    a spicy dish of oriental, esp. Indian, origin that is made in many ways but usually consists of meat or fish prepared in a hot piquant sauce  
2    curry seasoning or sauce  
3    give someone curry     (Austral)  
slang   to assault (a person) verbally or physically  
      vb   , -ries, -rying, -ried  
4    tr   to prepare (food) with curry powder or sauce  
     (C16: from Tamil kari sauce, relish)  

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