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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Stay in the foundry for the rest of your life, like me and then you'll curse yourself for not making the most of your opportunities when you had the chance.
You pay the bills marked, in red, URGENT; you curse yourself for having been too timid to attend the actual burial; you cultivate Candide's garden.
When you notice the autopilot/ GPS combo is flying 10 degrees off course and away from RID, you'll hopefully notice the GPS is suspended again--and probably curse yourself for not pushing OBS.
NBC's game could make one care about a judo competitor, but Kontend can make you curse yourself for not realizing someone hadn't worked enough on his deashi-barai in the weeks leading up to competition.
You curse yourself for allowing him to see you, and you are hopeful that no real damage was done.
Is it any wonder that when you return home you curse yourself for your lack of self-discipline in betting on races about which you may be in possession of just a tiny fraction of the knowledge you have to go on when betting on the big ones?