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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.


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


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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