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Douse vs. Souse — What's the Difference?

Douse vs. Souse — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Douse and Souse

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Douse

Pour a liquid over; drench
He doused the car with petrol and set it on fire
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Souse

To plunge into a liquid.
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Douse

Extinguish (a fire or light)
Stewards appeared and the fire was doused
Nothing could douse her sudden euphoria
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Souse

To make soaking wet; drench.
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Douse

Lower (a sail) quickly.
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Souse

To steep in a mixture, as in pickling.
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Douse

To wet thoroughly; drench.
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Souse

(Slang) To make intoxicated.
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Douse

To put out (a light or fire); extinguish
Doused the campfire with a bucket of water.
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Souse

To become immersed or soaking wet.
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Douse

Variant of dowse1.
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Souse

To attack by swooping down on. Used of a bird of prey.
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Douse

A thorough drenching.
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Souse

To swoop down, as an attacking hawk does.
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Douse

(ambitransitive) To plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse.
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Souse

The act or process of sousing.
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Douse

(intransitive) To fall suddenly into water.
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Souse

Food steeped in pickle, especially pork trimmings.
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Douse

(transitive) To put out; to extinguish.
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Souse

The liquid used in pickling; brine.
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Douse

(transitive) To strike, beat, or thrash.
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Souse

A drunkard.
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Douse

To strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly
Douse the topsail!
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Souse

A period of heavy drinking; a binge.
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Douse

A sudden plunging into water.
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Souse

Something kept or steeped in brine
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Douse

A blow or strike, especially to the face.
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Souse

The pickled ears, feet, etc., of swine.
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Douse

To plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse; to dowse.
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Souse

A pickle made with salt.
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Douse

To strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly; as, douse the topsail.
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Souse

The ear; especially, a hog's ear.
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Douse

To fall suddenly into water.
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Souse

The act of sousing; a plunging into water.
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Douse

To put out; to extinguish; as, douse the lights.
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Souse

A person suffering from alcoholism.
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Douse

Put out, as of a candle or a light;
Douse the lights
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Souse

The act of sousing, or swooping.
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Douse

Wet thoroughly
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Souse

A heavy blow.
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Douse

Dip into a liquid;
He dipped into the pool
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Souse

(obsolete) A sou (the French coin).
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Douse

Immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate;
Dip the garment into the cleaning solution
Dip the brush into the paint
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Souse

(dated) A small amount.
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Douse

Lower quickly;
Douse a sail
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Souse

(transitive) To immerse in liquid; to steep or drench.
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Douse

Slacken;
Douse a rope
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Souse

(transitive) To steep in brine; to pickle.
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Douse

Cover with liquid; pour liquid onto;
Souse water on his hot face
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Souse

To strike, beat.
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Souse

To fall heavily.
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Souse

To pounce upon.
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Souse

Suddenly, without warning.
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Souse

Pickle made with salt.
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Souse

Something kept or steeped in pickle; esp., the pickled ears, feet, etc., of swine.
And he that can rear up a pig in his house,Hath cheaper his bacon, and sweeter his souse.
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Souse

The ear; especially, a hog's ear.
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Souse

The act of sousing; a plunging into water.
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Souse

The act of sousing, or swooping.
As a falcon fairThat once hath failed or her souse full near.
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Souse

To steep in pickle; to pickle.
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Souse

To plunge or immerse in water or any liquid.
They soused me over head and ears in water.
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Souse

To drench, as by an immersion; to wet throughly.
Although I be well soused in this shower.
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Souse

To swoop or plunge, as a bird upon its prey; to fall suddenly; to rush with speed; to make a sudden attack.
For then I viewed his plunge and souseInto the foamy main.
Jove's bird will souse upon the timorous hare.
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Souse

To pounce upon.
[The gallant monarch] like eagle o'er his serie towers,To souse annoyance that comes near his nest.
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Souse

With a sudden swoop; violently.
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Souse

A person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
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Souse

Pork trimmings chopped and pickled and jelled
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Souse

The act of making something completely wet;
He gave it a good drenching
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Souse

Cover with liquid; pour liquid onto;
Souse water on his hot face
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Souse

Immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate;
Dip the garment into the cleaning solution
Dip the brush into the paint
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Souse

Become drunk or drink excessively
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Souse

Cook in a marinade;
Souse herring
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