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verb curse pronunciation in British English /kɜː(r)s/ 
Word Forms
present tense
present participlecursing
past tensecursed
past participlecursed

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  1. 1
    [intransitive] to use offensive or impolite language

    He looked at his watch, cursed, and ran for a taxi.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to say or think offensive or impolite words about someone or something

      Joe will be cursing me when he finds out I've gone in without him.

      I cursed myself for being such a fool.


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