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  1. (verb-transitive) To plunge into a liquid.
  2. (verb-transitive) To make soaking wet; drench.
  3. (verb-transitive) To steep in a mixture, as in pickling.
  4. (verb-transitive) Slang To make intoxicated.
  5. (verb-intransitive) To become immersed or soaking wet.
  6. (noun) The act or process of sousing.
  7. (noun) Food steeped in pickle, especially pork trimmings.
  8. (noun) The liquid used in pickling; brine.
  9. (noun) Slang A drunkard.
  10. (noun) Slang A period of heavy drinking; a binge.
  11. (verb-transitive) To pounce on; attack.
  12. (verb-intransitive) To swoop down, as an attacking hawk does.
  13. (noun) Obsolete A swooping motion of attack.

Examples by Wordnik

  1. But, my writing beverage - just so you all won't think me a souse, is Cafe Francais. - ... But Not Least
  2. Hast thou no great bag-pudding, nor hog's-face that is called souse? - A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume 6
  3. It is sometimes also known as souse meat, particularly if pickled with vinegar. - FAZED
  4. We have something down South that's similar, called "souse". - Scrapple, Food of the ... ?
  5. "We frow water on 'em!" said Baby William, laughing with delight as his grandfather made-believe bite some "souse" off his ears. - The Curlytops on Star Island or Camping out with Grandpa

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