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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curse  \Curse\  (k?rs),  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Cursed}  (k?rst)  or 
  {Curst};  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Cursing}.]  [AS.  cursian  corsian, 
  perh.  of  Scand.  origin;  cf  Dan.  korse  to  make  the  sign  of 
  the  cross,  Sw  korsa,  fr  Dan.  &  Sw  kors  cross,  Icel  kross, 
  all  these  Scand.  words  coming  fr  OF  crois,  croiz,  fr  L. 
  crux  cross.  Cf  {Cross}.] 
  1.  To  call  upon  divine  or  supernatural  power  to  send  injury 
  upon  to  imprecate  evil  upon  to  execrate. 
 
  Thou  shalt  not  .  .  .  curse  the  ruler  of  thy  people. 
  --Ex.  xxii. 
  28. 
 
  Ere  sunset  I'll  make  thee  curse  the  deed.  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  bring  great  evil  upon  to  be  the  cause  of  serious  harm 
  or  unhappiness  to  to  furnish  with  that  which  will  be  a 
  cause  of  deep  trouble;  to  afflict  or  injure  grievously;  to 
  harass  or  torment. 
 
  On  impious  realms  and  barbarous  kings  impose  Thy 
  plagues,  and  curse  'em  with  such  sons  as  those 
  --Pope. 
 
  {To  curse  by  bell,  book,  and  candle}.  See  under  {Bell}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curst  \Curst\  (k?rst), 
  imp.  &  p.  p.  of  {Curse}. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Curst  \Curst\,  a.  [See{Curse}.] 
  Froward;  malignant;  mischievous;  malicious;  snarling.  [Obs.] 
 
  Though  his  mind  Be  ne'er  so  curst,  his  tonque  is  kind 
  --Crashaw. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  curst 
  adj  :  deserving  a  curse;  sometimes  used  as  an  intensifier; 
  "villagers  shun  the  area  believing  it  to  be  cursed"; 
  "cursed  with  four  daughter";  "not  a  cursed  drop";  "his 
  cursed  stupidity";  "I'll  be  cursed  if  I  can  see  your 
  reasoning"  [syn:  {cursed}]  [ant:  {blessed}] 




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