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English noun: ladle

1. ladle (artifact) a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; frequently used to transfer liquids from one container to another

Broader (hypernym)vessel

Narrower (hyponym)dipper, scoop, soup ladle

Part holonymgrip, handgrip, handle, hold

English verb: ladle

1. ladle (contact) put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle

SamplesLadle soup into the bowl.

ExamplesThe women ladle water into the bowl

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something PP

Broader (hypernym)lay, place, pose, position, put, set

2. ladle (contact) remove with or as if with a ladle

SamplesLadle the water out of the bowl.

Synonymslade, laden

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

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

Narrower (hyponym)slop

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