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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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- (L.com-) + 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 Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (17 December 2009):
currying Turning an uncurried function into a curried function.