Curry Cur"ry (k?r"r?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Curried} (-r?d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Currying}.] [OE. curraien, curreien, OF. cunreer, correier, to prepare, arrange, furnish, curry (a horse), F. corroyer to curry (leather) (cf. OF. conrei, conroi, order, arrangement, LL. conredium); cor- ( + roi, rei, arrangement, order; prob. of German origin, and akin to E. ready. See {Ready}, {Greith}, and cf. {Corody}, {Array}.] 1. To dress or prepare for use by a process of scraping, cleansing, beating, smoothing, and coloring; -- said of leather. [1913 Webster]

2. To dress the hair or coat of (a horse, ox, or the like) with a currycomb and brush; to comb, as a horse, in order to make clean. [1913 Webster]

Your short horse is soon curried. --Beau. & FL. [1913 Webster]

3. To beat or bruise; to drub; -- said of persons. [1913 Webster]

I have seen him curry a fellow's carcass handsomely. --Beau. & FL. [1913 Webster]

{To curry favor}, to seek to gain favor by flattery or attentions. See {Favor}, n. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Curried — Cur ried ( r?d), p. a. [See {Curry}, v. t., and {Curry}, n.] [1913 Webster] 1. Dressed by currying; cleaned; prepared. [1913 Webster] 2. Prepared with curry; as, curried rice, fowl, etc. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • curried — adjective Cooked or flavoured with curry. We had curried fish for dinner last night …   Wiktionary

  • curried — cur|ried [ˈkʌrid US ˈkə: ] adj [only before noun] cooked with hot spices ▪ curried lamb …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • curried — [[t]kʌ̱rid, AM kɜ͟ːrid[/t]] ADJ: ADJ Curried meat or vegetables have been flavoured with hot spices …   English dictionary

  • curried — UK [ˈkʌrɪd] / US adjective [only before noun] cooked in a sauce with a hot flavour curried chicken …   English dictionary

  • curried — (combed) see a short horse is soon curried …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • curried — Synonyms and related words: baked, boiled, braised, brisk, broiled, browned, burning, coddled, cooked, deviled, fired, fricasseed, fried, grilled, heated, high seasoned, hot, hot as pepper, lively, nippy, oven baked, pan broiled, parboiled,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • curried — adj. cleaned; prepared; dressed by currying; flavored or prepared with curry powder cur·ry || kÊŒrɪ n. curry powder, seasoning which is made from a combination of tumeric and other spices (commonly used in East Indian dishes); food seasoned… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • curried — adjective prepare or flavour with such a sauce. → curry …   English new terms dictionary

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