from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- intransitive v. To change into curd. See Synonyms at coagulate.
- intransitive v. To become congealed as if by having changed into curd: The blood in my veins curdled at the horrific sight.
- intransitive v. To go bad or become spoiled.
- transitive v. To cause to change into or as if into curd.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To form curds so that it no longer flows smoothly; to cause to form such curds. (usually said of milk)
- v. To clot or coagulate; to cause to congeal, such as through cold. (metaphorically of blood)
- v. To cause a liquid to spoil and form clumps so that it no longer flows smoothly
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To change into curd; to coagulate.
- intransitive v. To thicken; to congeal.
- transitive v. To change into curd; to cause to coagulate.
- transitive v. To congeal or thicken.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To change into curd; cause to thicken or coagulate.
- To coagulate or thicken; become curd.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. turn from a liquid to a solid mass
- v. turn into curds
- v. go bad or sour
Frequentative of curd.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Metathesis of Middle English crudle, from an Old English crudan ("to press, drive") via crud. (Wiktionary)