, dowse, Gauss, grouse, house, Klaus, louse, Manaus, mouse, nous, Rouse, souse, spouse, Strauss
•Windaus • madhouse • cathouse
•Gasthaus • guardhouse • farmhouse
•glasshouse • bathhouse • almshouse
•penthouse • guesthouse • warehouse
•treehouse • wheelhouse • greenhouse
•clearing house • meeting house
•counting house • ice house
, White House
•doghouse • dollhouse
, storehouse, whorehouse
•courthouse • malthouse • Bauhaus
•town house • outhouse • coach house
•roadhouse • smokehouse • boathouse
•oast house • schoolhouse
•Wodehouse • cookhouse • clubhouse
•nuthouse • beerhouse • powerhouse
•summerhouse • barrelhouse
, slaughterhouse, Waterhouse
•workhouse • lobscouse • woodlouse
•field mouse • titmouse • dormouse
pour a liquid over; drench:
he doused the car with gasoline and set it on fire.
extinguish (a fire or light):
stewards appeared and the fire was doused |
nothing could douse her sudden euphoria.
lower (a sail) quickly.
douse 1, dowse
†strike XVI; strike (sail) XVII; doff; extinguish XVIII. perh. rel. to MDu., LG. dossen
, G. dial. dusen
†plunge in liquid; drench. XVI. prob. imit., but poss. identical with prec.