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curry

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food, dish
currycur‧ry1 /ˈkʌri $ ˈkɜːri/ ●●○ noun (plural curries) [countable, uncountable]  DFFa type of food from India, consisting of meat or vegetables in a spicy sauce chicken curryCOLLOCATIONSADJECTIVES/NOUN + curry hot (=with a strong, burning taste that comes from strong spices)I love really hot curry.medium (=quite hot)She ordered a medium curry.mild (=not hot)Children often enjoy mild curry.chicken/beef/vegetable etc curryI think I’ll have a chicken curry.an Indian/Thai etc curry (=made from Indian, Thai etc recipes)curry + NOUNcurry powder (=a mixture of spices for making curry)curry sauce (=a sauce for making curry, often in a jar)a curry house British English (=a restaurant that serves curry)Let’s try that new curry house in town.verbshave curryFor dinner we had curry and rice.go for a curry (=go to a restaurant to eat a curry)How about going for a curry on Saturday night?
Examples from the Corpus
curryA woman goes to a curry house and annoys the waiter.When I get home I want some good food like I want some rice and peas and curry and all that stuff.chicken curry and riceThey don't even have a pub there, never mind a decent curry house.Then I picked up a bit of naan bread and mopped up my curry sauce.Authentic chicken is another good choice, tender pieces of white meat chicken basted with a mild yellow sauce reminiscent of curry.The political curry connection stretches a lot further than London.Vegetarians and maintenance dieters may also add a few peanuts to the curry.
currycurry2 verb (curried, currying, curries)   curry favour (with somebody)→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
curryNo longer will the path to advancement be assured by currying favor with a few influential bosses.But only Damian Kelly emerged as some one who curried favour on the terraces.She gave the impression of being extraordinarily clean and groomed, as though she curried herself thoroughly every morning.It's best to curry it, Mrs M. says, but I don't like curry.He used it to curry the horses' manes and it was the only brush that would get through my hair.
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Verb table
curry
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycurry
he, she, itcurries
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycurried
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave curried
he, she, ithas curried
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad curried
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill curry
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have curried
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam currying
he, she, itis currying
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you, we, theyare currying
Past
I, he, she, itwas currying
you, we, theywere currying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been currying
he, she, ithas been currying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been currying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be currying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been currying
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