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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People who would rather still be in bed have different techniques to make their vehicles fit for purpose once they have looked out of the window, seen the situation and cursed themselves for not covering exposed glass areas with plastic sheeting or cardboard the night before.
But many people have privately cursed themselves for yelling at their kids.
In both cases, the nonbelievers in the cockpit cursed themselves for not looking while the converted now testify that green flashes are just 'plane' awesome.
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