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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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