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.
See also: curse

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.
See also: curse
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I cursed myself for Marty because I've become really close with him and when things get intense he's a lovely fella to go off and have a chat with and a walk, he's a really positive fella.
I've cursed myself for years about the tackles I did but I can't change anything.
I felt awful and depressed and cursed myself for being so cheap.
I cursed myself for being so clueless about the occasion.
Unsure of what to do with this information, but struck nonetheless by the need to do something, I cursed myself for not having the forethought to bring a candle.
As I walked to aircraft 211 later that night, I felt a sudden twist in my stomach and cursed myself for using so much Texas Pete at dinner.
The books were in Arabic and I cursed myself for not taking those Arabic classes seriously as a kid, though I pride myself for being a multi-lingual.
I stuck to my plan by getting the participants to rearrange the chairs into circles but it was far from ideal and, not for the first time, I cursed myself for not having a viable contingency plan.
I could feel the rage building up as I cursed myself for being so stupid and realised Craig had done me up like a kipper.
Shaking like a leaf, I cursed myself for being so lax and trembled at the thought of what would have happened if the little 'un had been in the car.
I wasn't in the mood for a row, so I pulled over and cursed myself for starting trouble when I didn't want it.
When they agreed to my fee, I cursed myself for not asking for more dosh and for needing the money so much that I was prepared to be slaughtered on TV yet again.
I cursed myself for not bringing along a good tree book.
I cursed myself for not inviting one of my dishy male colleagues along.
Each time I flew I cursed myself for putting Nell in such grave danger.
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