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English noun: pickle

1. pickle (food) vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar


Broader (hypernym)relish


Narrower (hyponym)caper, dill pickle, gherkin, sweet pickle

2. pickle (state) informal terms for a difficult situation


SamplesHe got into a terrible fix.
He made a muddle of his marriage.


Synonymsfix, hole, jam, kettle of fish, mess, muddle


Broader (hypernym)difficulty


Narrower (hyponym)dog's breakfast, dog's dinner


English verb: pickle

1. pickle (change) preserve in a pickling liquid


ExamplesThe chefs pickle the vegetables


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)keep, preserve


Domain categorycookery, cooking, preparation









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