1. profane or obscene expression usually of surprise or anger (Freq. 1)

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Syn: ↑curse, ↑curse word, ↑expletive, ↑oath, ↑swearword, ↑cuss
Derivationally related forms: ↑cuss (for: ↑cuss), ↑swear, ↑curse (for: ↑curse)
Hypernyms: ↑profanity
2. a commitment to tell the truth (especially in a court of law); to lie under oath is to become subject to prosecution for perjury
Syn: ↑oath
Derivationally related forms: ↑swear
Hypernyms: ↑commitment, ↑dedication

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