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English verb: douse

1. douse (weather) put out, as of a candle or a light


SamplesDouse the lights.


Synonymsput out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)blow out, extinguish, quench, snuff out

2. douse (stative) wet thoroughly


ExamplesWater and alcohol douse the cloth


Synonymsdowse


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)wet

3. douse (motion) dip into a liquid


SamplesHe dipped into the pool.


Synonymsdip, duck


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)dip, douse, dunk, plunge, souse

4. douse (contact) immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate


SamplesDip the garment into the cleaning solution.
Dip the brush into the paint.


Synonymsdip, dunk, plunge, souse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)immerse, plunge


Narrower (hyponym)dabble, dip, douse, duck, sop

5. douse (change) lower quickly


SamplesDouse a sail.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)furl, roll up

6. douse (change) slacken


SamplesDouse a rope.


Synonymsdowse


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


Broader (hypernym)remit, slacken

7. douse (change) cover with liquid; pour liquid onto


SamplesSouse water on his hot face.


ExamplesThey douse the cloth with water and alcohol


Synonymsdowse, drench, 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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