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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To pour water on; pour in.
  • v. To steep.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • transitive v. To pour water on; to soak in, or mix with, water.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To pour water on; steep.


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. (Wiktionary)



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