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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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