Souse
Souse Souse, v. i. [Probably fr. OF. sors, p. p. of sordre to rise, and first used of an upward swood, then of a swoop in general, but also confused with {Souse}, v. t. See {Source}.] To swoop or plunge, as a bird upon its prey; to fall suddenly; to rush with speed; to make a sudden attack. [1913 Webster]

For then I viewed his plunge and souse Into the foamy main. --Marston. [1913 Webster]

Jove's bird will souse upon the timorous hare. --J. Dryden. Jr. [1913 Webster]


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  • Souse — Souse, n. [OF. sausse. See {Sauce}.] [Written also {souce}, {sowce}, and {sowse}.] 1. Pickle made with salt. [1913 Webster] 2. Something kept or steeped in pickle; esp., the pickled ears, feet, etc., of swine. [1913 Webster] And he that can rear… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Souse — Souse, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Soused}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sousing}.] [Cf. F. saucer to wet with sauce. See {Souse} pickle.] 1. To steep in pickle; to pickle. A soused gurnet. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To plunge or immerse in water or any liquid. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Souse — Souse, v. t. To pounce upon. [R.] [1913 Webster] [The gallant monarch] like eagle o er his serie towers, To souse annoyance that comes near his nest. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Souse — Souse, n. The act of sousing, or swooping. [1913 Webster] As a falcon fair That once hath failed or her souse full near. Spenser. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Souse — Souse, adv. With a sudden swoop; violently. Young. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • souse — index immerse (plunge into), permeate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • souse — [ saus ] verb transitive 1. ) to pour water over someone or something until they are completely wet 2. ) MAINLY BRITISH to make food completely wet with a liquid such as VINEGAR or alcohol, especially by keeping it in the liquid for a long time …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • souse — late 14c., to pickle, steep in vinegar, from O.Fr. sous (adj.) preserved in salt and vinegar, from Frank. *sultja (related to O.Saxon sultia salt water ), from P.Gmc. *salt , *sult (see SALT (Cf. salt)). The noun meaning pig parts preserved and… …   Etymology dictionary

  • souse — *dip, immerse, submerge, duck, dunk Analogous words: *soak, steep, saturate, impregnate …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • souse — [v] make very wet brine, deluge, dip, douse, drench, drown, duck, dunk, immerse, impregnate, marinate, pickle, preserve, seethe, soak, sop, steep, submerge, submerse, waterlog, wet; concept 256 Ant. dehydrate, dry …   New thesaurus

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