noun (plural curries)
- A dish of meat, vegetables, etc., cooked in an Indian-style sauce of strong spices: we went out for a curry a beef curry [mass noun]: she wouldn’t eat curryMore example sentences
- The foods served in the Balti pan are freshly cooked aromatically spiced curries.
- Lunch consists of rice served with vegetable and meat curries and sauces such as sambol, a spicy mixture of grated coconut and chili, peppers, pickles, and chutneys.
- Malays eat rice with fish or meat curry and vegetables cooked in various ways.
verb (curries, currying, curried)[with object] (usually as adjective curried) Back to top
- Prepare or flavour with a sauce of hot-tasting spices: curried chickenMore example sentences
- The chef chooses quality and safe cuts of beef from Australia to prepare Western and Asian dishes that are curried, barbecued, braised, grilled, roasted or stewed.
- Meat and poultry eaters can select from succulently prepared lamb chops, curried or stir fried chicken, baby back ribs and beef tenderloin.
- Suggestions for fillings include curried chicken salad, or any other sandwich filling or vegetable combination.
late 16th century: from Tamil kaṟi.
verb (curries, currying, curried)[with object]
- 1chiefly North American Groom (a horse) with a curry comb: I was brushing and currying the horseMore example sentences
- Heaven help the poor kid who had to go in there, muck the floor, and curry the horse.
- Now he had to curry all the horses, and to clean out their shoes.
- With superb quickness she curried off the horse, who's winter coat had yet to shed out.
- 2 • historical Treat (tanned leather) to improve its properties: I made the deer’s hide be curried and dressed by a tannerMore example sentences
- The hide was first stretched on a variety of different frames, depending on the type of leather to be curried.
- Also, while it sounds like curried grain leather would work, I cannot find it used in this context, so I can't recommend it either.
- Ingratiate oneself with someone through obsequious behaviour: a wimpish attempt to curry favour with the new bosses[alteration of Middle English curry favel, from the name (Favel or Fauvel) of a chestnut horse in a 14th-century French romance who became a symbol of cunning and duplicity; hence ‘to curry (or groom) Favel’ meant to use the cunning which he personified]More example sentences
- But for the man still in the post, the players have to place demands on themselves and not be overly concerned about doing the outgoing coach a favour or currying favour with his eventual replacement.
- Conversely, but equally false, is the image of a toady who curries favor from higher-ups or someone who twists self-sacrifice into a self-serving art form.
- The frenzy to pass as many Section 140 motions as possible in advance of the June 11 elections is all about currying favour with voters.
Middle English: from Old French correier, ultimately of Germanic origin.