Saucing
Sauce Sauce (s[add]s), v. t. [Cf. F. saucer.] [imp. & p. p. {Sauced} (s[add]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Saucing} (s[add]"s[i^]ng).] 1. To accompany with something intended to give a higher relish; to supply with appetizing condiments; to season; to flavor. [1913 Webster]

2. To cause to relish anything, as if with a sauce; to tickle or gratify, as the palate; to please; to stimulate; hence, to cover, mingle, or dress, as if with sauce; to make an application to. [R.] [1913 Webster]

Earth, yield me roots; Who seeks for better of thee, sauce his palate With thy most operant poison! --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. To make poignant; to give zest, flavor or interest to; to set off; to vary and render attractive. [1913 Webster]

Then fell she to sauce her desires with threatenings. --Sir P. Sidney. [1913 Webster]

Thou sayest his meat was sauced with thy upbraidings. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

4. To treat with bitter, pert, or tart language; to be impudent or saucy to. [Colloq. or Low] [1913 Webster]

I'll sauce her with bitter words. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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