curdle definition by Webster's New World
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curdle definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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verb cur·dled, cur·dling, cur·dles verb, intransitive
- a. To change into curd. See Synonyms at coagulate.b. To become congealed as if by having changed into curd: The blood in my veins curdled at the horrific sight.
- To go bad or become spoiled.
To cause to change into or as if into curd.
Origin: Frequentative of curd.
curdle - Phrases/Idioms
curdle someone's blood
to horrify or terrify someone