What is Curse ?

Curse is (noun) 1. a swearword He threw the letter down with a curse. 2. a magic word to make something unpleasant happen to someone The witch put a curse on the whole family. 3. something which causes you problems Being on call 24 hours a day is the curse of being a doctor. Pollution is the curse of industrialised societies.(verb) 1. to swear He cursed under his breath and marched out of the room. 2. to wish that something bad should happen to someone


source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level