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souse 1

v. soused, sous·ing, sous·es
1. To plunge into a liquid.
2. To make soaking wet; drench.
3. To steep in a mixture, as in pickling.
4. Slang To make intoxicated.
To become immersed or soaking wet.
1. The act or process of sousing.
a. Food steeped in pickle, especially pork trimmings.
b. The liquid used in pickling; brine.
3. Slang
a. A drunkard.
b. A period of heavy drinking; a binge.

[Middle English sousen, probably from Old French *souser, to pickle, from souz, sous, pickled meat, of Germanic origin; see sal- in Indo-European roots.]

souse 2

v. soused, sous·ing, sous·es Archaic
To attack by swooping down on. Used of a bird of prey.
To swoop down, as an attacking hawk does.

[From Middle English souse, swooping motion, alteration of sours, source, a rising; see source.]
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(Cookery) steeped or cooked (in a marinade or pickle)
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adj. Slang.
drunk; intoxicated.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.soused - very drunksoused - very drunk        
jargon, lingo, patois, argot, vernacular, slang, cant - a characteristic language of a particular group (as among thieves); "they don't speak our lingo"
drunk, inebriated, intoxicated - stupefied or excited by a chemical substance (especially alcohol); "a noisy crowd of intoxicated sailors"; "helplessly inebriated"
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Slang. Stupefied, excited, or muddled with alcoholic liquor:
Informal: cockeyed, stewed.
Idioms: drunk as a skunk, half-seas over, high as a kite, in one's cups, three sheets in the wind.
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References in classic literature ?
Three times again it soused him under as he tried to climb out upon it.
He folded it into a manner of bandage and soused water from the other canteen upon the middle of it.
Tambo!" shrieked the cannibals from the trees, appalled at so awful a desecration, as they saw their chief tumbled into the tub and the sacred dirt rubbed and soused from his body.
I've been soused to the guards an' all the rest of it.
As for the ends of the flukes, have them soused, cook.
But a finely curled and scented poodle dog frisked up and nipped the calf of my leg just then, and before I had time to think, I had soused him to the bottom of the tank, and when I saw a servant coming with a pitcher I went off and left the pup trying to climb out and not succeeding very well.
So he did his best to endure the scrubbing, and all might have been well had not Davis soused him under.
It would please me none the worse, if (with all his merits) he were soused in the North Sea, for the man, Mr.
Then, seeing that the sun was still hot, he took his clothes from the bank and proceeded to wash them, piece by piece; as the dirt and grease went floating off downstream he grunted with satisfaction and soused the clothes again, venturing even to dream that he might get rid of the fertilizer.
My animal fell and I was well soused in black mire -- a very disagreeable accident when one does not possess a change of clothes.
Naturally, their complementary personalities forces each other to address their particular life problems: Vic's with his neglected sculptor daughter (Natalie Morales, always welcome) and Stu's with his object of longing (Betty Gilpin, having a lot of fun as an increasingly soused spurned spin class instructor).
Freshly cooked, piping hot fish and chips, smothered in salt and soused with vinegar, wrapped in newspaper and eaten out-of-doors on a cold and wintry day - it simply doesn't get better.