Sousing
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 Webster]

They soused me over head and ears in water. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

3. To drench, as by an immersion; to wet throughly. [1913 Webster]

Although I be well soused in this shower. --Gascoigne. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • sousing — noun An immersing or drenching in liquid …   Wiktionary

  • sousing — saÊŠs n. immersing, thorough wetting, soaking; something that has been soaked in pickle (especially the ears, feet, etc. of a pig); pickling liquid, brine; drunkard (Slang); drinking binge (Slang) v. soak, steep, immerse (in a liquid); make wet,… …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sousing — noun the act of making something completely wet he gave it a good drenching • Syn: ↑drenching, ↑soaking, ↑souse • Derivationally related forms: ↑souse, ↑souse (for: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • souse — I. verb (soused; sousing) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French suz, souce pickling juice, of Germanic origin; akin to Old High German sulza brine, Old English sealt salt Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. pickle 2. a. to plunge in… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • souse — souse1 /sows/, v., soused, sousing, n. v.t. 1. to plunge into water or other liquid; immerse. 2. to drench, as with water. 3. to dash or pour, as water. 4. to steep in pickling brine; pickle. v.i. 5. to plunge into water or other liquid. 6. to be …   Universalium

  • souse — I. [c]/saʊs / (say sows) verb (soused, sousing) –verb (t) 1. to plunge into water or other liquid. 2. to drench with water, etc. 3. to dash or pour as water. 4. to steep in pickling liquid; pickle. 5. Colloquial to intoxicate. –verb (i) 6. to… …   Australian English dictionary

  • souse — souse1 [sous] n. [ME sows < OFr souz < OHG sulza, brine, akin to salz,SALT] 1. a pickled food, esp. the feet, ears, and head of a pig 2. liquid used for pickling; brine 3. the act of plunging into a liquid, esp. into brine for pickling ☆ 4 …   English World dictionary

  • drenching — noun the act of making something completely wet he gave it a good drenching • Syn: ↑soaking, ↑souse, ↑sousing • Derivationally related forms: ↑souse (for: ↑sousing), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • soaking — I noun 1. the process of becoming softened and saturated as a consequence of being immersed in water (or other liquid) (Freq. 1) a good soak put life back in the wagon • Syn: ↑soak, ↑soakage • Derivationally related forms: ↑soak, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • souce — 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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