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souse / sous/ • v. [tr.] soak in or drench with liquid: souse the quilts in warm suds until thoroughly clean. ∎  [often as adj.] (soused) put (gherkins, fish, etc.) in a pickling solution or a marinade: soused herring. ∎  [as adj.] (soused) inf. drunk: I was soused to the eyeballs.• n. 1. liquid, typically salted, used for pickling. ∎  pickled food, esp. a pig's head.2. inf. a drunkard. ∎ dated a drinking bout.

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1. To cook or steep food in vinegar; especially oily fish such as herring and mackerel.

2. Pork in gelatine with vinegar, dill pickles and sweet peppers.

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souse steep (meat, etc.) in pickle XIV; plunge in water XV; drench, soak XVI. f. (dial.) souse (XIV) pickled meat — OF. sous, souz — OS sultia, OHG. sülza (G. s¨lze) brine. Gmc. *sult- *salt- SALT
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