Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To pour water on; steep.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb Obs. or Prov. Eng. To pour water on; to soak in, or mix with, water.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To pour water on; pour in.
  • verb archaic or dialectal To steep.

Etymologies

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From Middle English yoten, yeten ("to pour"), from Old English ġēotan ("to pour"), from Proto-Germanic *geutanan (“to pour”), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰew-, *ǵʰōw- (“to pour”). Cognate with Dutch gieten ("to pour"), German gießen ("to pour"), Danish gyde ("to pour"). Related to gush, geyser.

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  • New word for me.

    July 7, 2010