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English noun: puddle

1. puddle (substance) a mixture of wet clay and sand that can be used to line a pond and that is impervious to water when dry

Broader (hypernym)covering material

2. puddle (object) a small body of standing water (rainwater) or other liquid

SamplesThere were puddles of muddy water in the road after the rain.
The body lay in a pool of blood.


Broader (hypernym)body of water, water

Narrower (hyponym)billabong, mud puddle

3. puddle (location) something resembling a pool of liquid

SamplesHe stood in a pool of light.
His chair sat in a puddle of books and magazines.


Broader (hypernym)place, spot, topographic point

English verb: puddle

1. puddle (motion) wade or dabble in a puddle

SamplesThe ducks and geese puddled in the backyard.

ExamplesSam and Sue puddle

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)wade

2. puddle (creation) subject to puddling or form by puddling

SamplesPuddle iron.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)forge, form, mold, mould, shape, work

3. puddle (contact) dip into mud before planting

SamplesPuddle young plants.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)plant, set

4. puddle (contact) work a wet mixture, such as concrete or mud

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)bundle, compact, pack, wad

5. puddle (contact) mess around, as in a liquid or paste

SamplesThe children are having fun puddling in paint.

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

Broader (hypernym)mess around, monkey, monkey around, muck about, muck around, potter, putter, tinker

6. puddle (contact) make into a puddle

SamplesPuddled mire.


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

Broader (hypernym)rile, roil

7. puddle (contact) make a puddle by splashing water

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)plash, spatter, splash, splatter, splosh, swash

8. puddle (cognition) mix up or confuse

SamplesHe muddled the issues.

Synonymsaddle, muddle

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)confuse, jumble, mix up

9. puddle (body) eliminate urine

SamplesAgain, the cat had made on the expensive rug.

Synonymsmake, make water, micturate, pass water, pee, pee-pee, piddle, piss, relieve oneself, spend a penny, take a leak, urinate, wee, wee-wee

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)egest, eliminate, excrete, pass

Narrower (hyponym)stale, wet

Verb groupca-ca, crap, defecate, make, shit, stool, take a crap, take a shit, urinate

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