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curry favor

Definition of curry favor

disapproving

  1. :  to try to get the support or approval of a person or group in order to get some advantage for oneself —often + with <He is trying to curry favor with the voters by promising a tax cut if he's elected.>



Word by Word Definitions

curryplay
  1. :  to clean the coat of (as a horse) with a currycomb

    :  to treat (tanned leather) especially by incorporating oil or grease

    :  beat, thrash

  1. :  a food, dish, or sauce in Indian cuisine seasoned with a mixture of pungent spices

    :  a food or dish seasoned with curry powder

    :  curry powder

  1. :  to flavor or cook with curry powder or a curry sauce

favorplay
  1. :  friendly regard shown toward another especially by a superior

    :  approving consideration or attention :  approbation

    :  partiality

  1. :  to regard or treat with favor

    :  to do a kindness for :  oblige

    :  endow


CURRY FAVOR Defined for Kids

curry favor

verb cur·ry favor \ˈkər-ē-\

Definition of curry favor

cur·ried favorcur·ry·ing favor

  1. :  to try to win approval by saying or doing nice things




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