curse (someone or oneself) for (something)

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curse (someone or oneself) for (something)

1. To call evil upon one for something they have done. If he ever mistreats my daughter, I will certainly curse him for it.
2. To criticize oneself. In this usage, a reflexive pronoun is used between "curse" and "for." As I sat in the traffic jam, I cursed myself for not leaving the house earlier.
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curse someone for something

to damn someone for doing something; to invoke evil upon someone for doing something. She cursed her mother for ever having borne her. Over and over, she cursed herself for ever having come there.
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Next Saturday (the 23rd) at Pilrig St Paul's Church off LeithWalk, there's an event that I curse myself for having never been to.
I let it go at the time and now curse myself for this at least now curse m curs r e three times a day.
I took the ticket and sat in my car only to curse myself for making such a stupid mistake.
It's nice being whisked away to the desert and every time I enter the mysterious, vast orange sands I curse myself for not spending more of my time in the UAE enjoying its beauty.
I stood transfixed by their stories and collected their autographs on my menu card and now, 50 years on, curse myself for not doing a more thorough job.
I'm starting to curse myself for getting into this situation.
With a glass of cheap champagne my only companion, I will curse myself for trying to ignore the whole damn thing until too late.
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