Definitions

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  • v. to bulge or swell out.
  • v. to cause to leak.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To swell out. See bouge.
  • transitive v. To cause to leak.

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Examples

  • Certainly there is no prince in Europe that hath a more beautiful or gallant sort of ships than the queen's majesty of England at this present, and those generally are of such exceeding force that two of them, being well appointed and furnished as they ought, will not let to encounter with three or four of those of other countries, and either bowge them or put them to flight, if they may not bring them home.

    Chronicle and Romance (The Harvard Classics Series)

  • Certainly there is no prince in Europe that hath a more beautiful or gallant sort of ships than the queen’s majesty of England at this present, and those generally are of such exceeding force that two of them, being well appointed and furnished as they ought, will not let to encounter with three or four of those of other countries, and either bowge them or put them to flight, if they may not bring them home.

    Of the Navy of England. Chapter XVI. [1577, Book II., Chapter 13; 1587, Book II., Chapter 17

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