dout


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Related to dout: dour, doubt, dote, gout

dout

(daʊt)
vb (tr)
to extinguish (a fire)
n
a person who douts

Dout

 of wildcats: a company of wildcats. See also destruction.
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This is made plain in Hamlet, Act IV, Scene VII, when Laertes declares: "I have a speech of fire, that fain would blaze, but that this folly douts it.
Germany's parliament approved a strengthening of the euro zone's rescue fund in a key vote on Thursday despite growing douts about Greece's solvency.
I have a speech of fire that fain would blaze, But that this folly douts it.
My friend Davie's wife Myra tries to keep him to 20 a day, but she counts the douts and often finds 24 when she gave him 20.