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  • v. Present participle of souse.
  • n. An immersing or drenching in liquid.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of making something completely wet


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  • Gus repeated, this time avowedly for the edification of another young fellow who was busily engaged in sousing his head in the water of the lake.

    Dutch Courage

  • Being those types, though, the Ikea cats will very soon revert to type and start scratching each other's eyes out, tearing out chunks of fur, and sousing the wood with piss before rutting each other senseless over the disassembled futon parts.

    The Hard Sell: Ikea

  •  We kept on sousing ourselves like it was coming out of a garden hose.

    Wild Dreams of Reality, 4

  • 'General,' said he, 'I scorn to mind being either wet or dry; a soldier ought to be above such delicate effeminacy: it is not, therefore, the sousing I regard, provided I can once be clear it was not done for a joke.'


  • As its title suggests, it pays tribute to the modern father of making sousing look swank.

    Imbibed at Lenell’s

  • The direction and increase of the wind had made it necessary to keep the vessel still further to sea on their return than in going, that they might clear without risk the windy, sousing, thwacking, basting, scourging Jack Ketch of a corner called Old – Harry

    The Hand of Ethelberta

  • There was a sousing in the water as of a brood of ducks plunging in, showing that the men had not been particular about keeping their legs, or even their waists, dry from the brine: but it was impossible to see what they were doing, and in a few minutes the shingle was trampled again.

    Wessex Tales

  • Loud sousing and snorting noises were heard to proceed from a tub in the back quarters of the dwelling, proclaiming that he was there performing his great Sunday wash, lasting half-an-hour, to which his washings on working-day mornings were mere flashes in the pan.

    Under the Greenwood Tree

  • When could she have a better opportunity than this of landing the scaly darling out of the fresh and free waters of his bachelor stream, and sousing him into the pool of domestic life, to be ready there for her own household purposes?

    He Knew He Was Right

  • She got a sousing when the mare was in the quicksand, but I heard her purring not very long after, and was comforted.

    A First Year in Canterbury Settlement


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