Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • intransitive verb To change into curd.
  • intransitive verb To become congealed or lumpy.
  • intransitive verb To become spoiled or transformed into something bad.
  • intransitive verb To cause to curdle, congeal, or become lumpy.
  • intransitive verb To cause to be spoiled or transformed into something bad.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To change into curd; cause to thicken or coagulate.
  • To coagulate or thicken; become curd.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To change into curd; to cause to coagulate.
  • transitive verb To congeal or thicken.
  • intransitive verb To change into curd; to coagulate.
  • intransitive verb To thicken; to congeal.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive, intransitive To form curds so that it no longer flows smoothly; to cause to form such curds. (usually said of milk)
  • verb transitive, intransitive To clot or coagulate; to cause to congeal, such as through cold. (metaphorically of blood)
  • verb transitive To cause a liquid to spoil and form clumps so that it no longer flows smoothly

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb turn from a liquid to a solid mass
  • verb turn into curds
  • verb go bad or sour

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Frequentative of curd.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Metathesis of Middle English crudle, from an Old English crudan ("to press, drive") via crud.

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