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Definition of the verb curry favor

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  1. seek favor by fawning or flattery

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Google previewUnited Editors Encyclopedia and Dictionary (1907)

A Library of Universal Knowledge and an Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language ...

To CURRY FAVOR [corruption of OE. curry fawel—t'rom F. sour-eager faueel, to rub the é'auoel or horse]: to seek or gain favor by flattery or o cious civilities. CURRY, n. kiir'rt [Pers khzirdz, broth, juicy meats]; a highly spiced condiment much ...

Google previewThe Pocket Oxford Dictionary and Thesaurus (2006)

by Elizabeth Jewell

a curry favor see INGRATIATE. cur*ry«comb /koreekom, kiiree-/ n. metal serrated device for grooming horses. curse /kars/ • n. 1 solemn invocation of supernatural wrath. 2 evil supposedly resulting from a curse. 3 violent exclamation of ...

Google previewThe Oxford Dictionary of Difficult Words (2004)

by Archie Hobson

PH RASES: curry favor ingratiate oneself with someone through obsequious behavior: a wimpish attempt to curry favor with the new bosses. [oRIGIN: alteration of Middle English curry favel, from the name (Pavel or Fauvel) of a chestnut horse ...

Google previewDirty Deals? An Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence, and Corruption [3 volumes] (2014)

An Encyclopedia of Lobbying, Political Influence, and Corruption by Amy Handlin

knew that the Union Pacific and other railroads bought back Blaine's bonds to curry favor with him as Speaker of the House.

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Video shows what curry favor means. To seek to gain favor by flattery or attention.. Curry favor Meaning. How to pronounce, definition audio dictionary. How to ...

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