CURSE, v.t. Energetically to belabor with a verbal slap-stick. This is an operation which in literature, particularly in the drama, is commonly fatal to the victim. Nevertheless, the liability to a cursing is a risk that cuts but a small figure in fixing the rates of life insurance.
2010 Update: To summarize in a single profanity, or string of profanities, the unabridged contents of an illustrated technical manual.