souse

  • 1Souse — 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… …

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  • 2Souse — 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… …

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  • 3Souse — 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… …

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  • 4Souse — 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] …

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  • 5Souse — 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] …

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  • 6Souse — Souse, adv. With a sudden swoop; violently. Young. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 7souse — index immerse (plunge into), permeate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 8souse — [ 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 …

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  • 9souse — 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… …

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  • 10souse — *dip, immerse, submerge, duck, dunk Analogous words: *soak, steep, saturate, impregnate …

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  • 11souse — [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 …

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  • 12souse — ► VERB 1) soak in or drench with liquid. 2) (soused) (of gherkins, fish, etc.) pickled or marinaded: soused herring. 3) (soused) informal drunk. ► NOUN 1) liquid used for pickling. 2) …

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  • 13souse — 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 …

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  • 14souse — [saus] 1. in. to drink excessively; to go on a drinking bout; to get drunk. (From a word meaning “to soak or pickle.” See also soused.) □ They sat sousing quietly in the corner. □ Let us retire from the table and souse in the parlor. 2. n. a… …

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  • 15Sousè — Moun ki ap souse, moun ki konnen kijan pou li souse yon bagay. Sousè San, Sansi. Yon lougawou ki ale nan kwen kay yon moun epi ki ap rale san yon moun vini nan boush li san li pa rantre andedan kay la …

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  • 16Souse — Sous Sous, Souse Souse (F. s[=oo]; colloq. Eng. sous), n. A corrupt form of Sou. [Obs.] Colman, the Elder. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 17souse — [14] To souse something is etymologically to steep it in ‘salt’. The word comes via Old French sous from Old Saxon sultia or Old High German sulza ‘brine’, descendants of the prehistoric Germanic base *salt , *sult (from which English gets salt) …

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  • 18souse — UK [saʊs] / US verb [transitive] Word forms souse : present tense I/you/we/they souse he/she/it souses present participle sousing past tense soused past participle soused to pour water over someone or something until they are completely wet …

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  • 19souse — [14] To souse something is etymologically to steep it in ‘salt’. The word comes via Old French sous from Old Saxon sultia or Old High German sulza ‘brine’, descendants of the prehistoric Germanic base *salt , *sult (from which English gets salt) …

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  • 20Souse — 1. intoxicate; 2. drink to intoxication; 3. drunkard (from souse steep in pickling liquid) …

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