bedamn

verb
wish harm upon; invoke evil upon (Freq. 1)
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The bad witch cursed the child

Syn:
Ant: ↑bless (for: ↑curse)
Derivationally related forms: ↑malediction (for: ↑maledict), ↑imprecation (for: ↑imprecate), ↑damnatory (for: ↑damn), ↑damnation (for: ↑damn), ↑curse (for: ↑curse)
Hypernyms:
raise, ↑conjure, ↑conjure up, ↑invoke, ↑evoke, ↑stir, ↑call down, ↑arouse, ↑bring up, ↑put forward, ↑call forth
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

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\\bə̇, bē+\ transitive verb
Etymology: be- + damn
: to swear at : damn

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bedamn, bedamp etc.:
see be- prefix.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • bedamn — be·damn …   English syllables

  • bedamp — bedamn, bedamp etc.: see be prefix …   Useful english dictionary

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  • anathemise — verb 1. wish harm upon; invoke evil upon The bad witch cursed the child • Syn: ↑curse, ↑beshrew, ↑damn, ↑bedamn, ↑anathemize, ↑imprecate, ↑maledict …   Useful english dictionary

  • anathemize — verb 1. wish harm upon; invoke evil upon The bad witch cursed the child • Syn: ↑curse, ↑beshrew, ↑damn, ↑bedamn, ↑anathemise, ↑imprecate, ↑maledict …   Useful english dictionary

  • beshrew — verb wish harm upon; invoke evil upon The bad witch cursed the child • Syn: ↑curse, ↑damn, ↑bedamn, ↑anathemize, ↑anathemise, ↑imprecate, ↑maledict …   Useful english dictionary

  • bring up — verb 1. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic (Freq. 3) raise the specter of unemployment he conjured wild birds in the air call down the spirits from the mountain • Syn: ↑raise, ↑conjure, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • call down — verb 1. summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic raise the specter of unemployment he conjured wild birds in the air call down the spirits from the mountain • Syn: ↑raise, ↑conjure, ↑conjure up, ↑invoke …   Useful english dictionary

  • call forth — verb 1. evoke or provoke to appear or occur Her behavior provoked a quarrel between the couple • Syn: ↑provoke, ↑evoke, ↑kick up • Derivationally related forms: ↑evocation (for: ↑evoke …   Useful english dictionary


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