American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To soak (meat, for example) in a marinade.
- v. To become marinated.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To salt or pickle, as fish, and then preserve in oil or vinegar.
- v. To allow a sauce or flavoring mixture to absorb into something; to steep or soak something in a marinade to flavor or prepare it for cooking.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To salt or pickle, as fish, and then preserve in oil or vinegar; to prepare (food) by the use of marinade.
- v. soak in marinade
- Probably from Italian marinato, past participle of marinare, to marinate; see marinade. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Studies show that exercise helps your brain marinate in powerful, positive endorphins.”
“But Wednesday, casual golf fans can once again marinate in Woods.”
“Add the sliced red onion to let in marinate in the dressing.”
“Obviously Obama is pushing back to VP disclosure as much as possible to give this time to marinate, which is a great move.”
“My friends who are management consultants sometimes say they need to let ideas "marinate" -- let the breakup simmer and stew.”
“It would have been nice to let Bush's two terms marinate a while before invoking Herbert Hoover and James Buchanan from the cellar of worst presidents.”
“One day after Mets manager Jerry Manuel said that he would "marinate" on the decision, he said he would let Perez make his next scheduled start.”
“Even though I've done them thousands of times, I mull them over in my head through the night, I kind of marinate in the ideas.”
“Scott Kieff & Kevin Rivette: "Congress — Let U.S. patent law 'marinate' before taking action" link”
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