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English noun: souse

1. souse (person) a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually


Synonymsalcoholic, alky, boozer, dipsomaniac, lush, soaker


Broader (hypernym)drunk, drunkard, inebriate, rummy, sot, wino

2. souse (food) pork trimmings chopped and pickled and jelled


Broader (hypernym)sausage

3. souse (act) the act of making something completely wet


SamplesHe gave it a good drenching.


Synonymsdrenching, soaking, sousing


Broader (hypernym)wetting


English verb: souse

1. souse (change) cover with liquid; pour liquid onto


SamplesSouse water on his hot face.


Synonymsdouse, dowse, drench, soak, sop


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


Broader (hypernym)wet


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

2. souse (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, douse, dunk, plunge


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


Broader (hypernym)immerse, plunge


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

3. souse (consumption) become drunk or drink excessively


Synonymshit it up, inebriate, soak


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)booze, drink, fuddle

4. souse (change) cook in a marinade


SamplesSouse herring.


ExamplesThe chefs souse the vegetables


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)cook


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation









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