cur·ry /ˈkɝi, ˈkʌri/
Cur·ry v. t. [imp. & p. p. Curried p. pr. & vb. n. Currying.]
1. To dress or prepare for use by a process of scraping, cleansing, beating, smoothing, and coloring; -- said of leather.
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.
Your short horse is soon curried. --Beau. & FL.
3. To beat or bruise; to drub; -- said of persons.
I have seen him curry a fellow's carcass handsomely. --Beau. & FL.
To curry favor, to seek to gain favor by flattery or attentions. See Favor, n.
Cur·ry, n. [Written also currie.]
1. Cookery A kind of sauce much used in India, containing garlic, pepper, ginger, and other strong spices.
2. A stew of fowl, fish, or game, cooked with curry.
Curry powder Cookery, a condiment used for making curry, formed of various materials, including strong spices, as pepper, ginger, garlic, coriander seed, etc.
Cur·ry v. t. To flavor or cook with curry.
n : (East Indian cookery) a pungent dish of vegetables or meats
flavored with curry powder and usually eaten with rice
v 1: season with a mixture of spices; typical of Indian cooking
2: treat by incorporating fat; "curry tanned leather"
3: give a neat appearance to; "groom the dogs"; "dress the
horses" [syn: dress, groom]