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English verb: drench

1. drench (weather) drench or submerge or be drenched or submerged


SamplesThe tsunami swamped every boat in the harbor.


Synonymsswamp


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)flood

2. drench (consumption) force to drink


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cater, ply, provide, supply


Causedrink, imbibe


Domain categoryanimal, animate being, beast, brute, creature, fauna

3. drench (change) permeate or impregnate


SamplesThe war drenched the country in blood.


ExamplesThe waters drench the area


Synonymsimbrue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody with something


Broader (hypernym)impregnate, saturate

4. drench (change) cover with liquid; pour liquid onto


SamplesSouse water on his hot face.


ExamplesThey drench the cloth with water and alcohol


Synonymsdouse, dowse, soak, sop, souse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)wet


Narrower (hyponym)bate, bedraggle, brine, draggle, flush, ret, sluice









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