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Dictionary definition for: Curse

1. (n) profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger; "expletives were deleted"

2. (v) utter obscenities or profanities; "The drunken men were cursing loudly in the street"

3. (n) an appeal to some supernatural power to inflict evil on someone or some group

4. (v) heap obscenities upon; "The taxi driver who felt he didn''t get a high enough tip cursed the passenger"

5. (n) an evil spell; "a witch put a curse on his whole family" "he put the whammy on me"

6. (v) wish harm upon; invoke evil upon; "The bad witch cursed the child"

7. (n) something causes misery or death; "the bane of my life"

8. (v) exclude from a church or a religious community; "The gay priest was excommunicated when he married his partner"

9. (n) a severe affliction

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