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douse

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  1. a hard strike with a part of the body or an instrument <those soccer hooligans need a sound douse or two from a police officer's club> Synonyms bang, bash, bat, beat, belt, biff, bop, box, buffet, bust, chop, clap, clip, clout, crack, cuff, dab, {h,1}blow [British], fillip, hack, haymaker, hit, hook, knock, larrup [dialect], lash, lick, pelt, pick, plump, poke, pound, punch, rap, slam, slap, slug, smack, smash, sock, spank, stinger, stripe, stroke, swat, swipe, switch, thud, thump, thwack, wallop, welt, whack, wham, whop (also whap)Related Words counter, counterblow, counterpunch, counterstroke; body blow, hand, kick, knee, left, one-two, rabbit punch, right, right-hander, roundhouse, shiver, sidewinder, sucker punch, swing, uppercut; cruncher, kayo, knockdown, knockout, KO; bastinado (or bastinade), battering, beating, bludgeoning, clobbering, cudgeling (or cudgelling), drubbing, hammering, lambasting, licking, pasting, pounding, pummeling (also pummelling), thrashing; flogging, walloping, whip, whipping


douse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of douse

  1. to rid oneself of (a garment) <in those days a gentleman would douse his hat when going indoors> Synonyms doff, douse, peel (off), put off, shrug off, take offRelated Words husk, shed; kick (off); disrobe, strip, undressNear Antonyms wear; apparel, array, attire, bedeck, clothe, dress, garb, rig, robe, suitAntonyms don, put on, slip (into), throw (on)


douse

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of douse

  1. 1 to cause to cease burning <douse the campfire before leaving in the morning> Synonyms blanket, douse (also dowse), put out, quench, snuff (out)Related Words choke, smother, suffocate; blow out, rub out, snub (out), stamp (out), stubAntonyms fire, ignite, inflame (also enflame), kindle, light

  2. 2 to make wet <the heavy rains thoroughly doused the tourists strolling the town streets> Synonyms bathe, bedraggle, douse (also dowse), drench, drown, soak, sodden, sop, souse, wash, water, waterlog, water-soak, wet downRelated Words asperse, bedew, damp, dampen, drizzle, humidify, hydrate, mist, moisten, moisturize, shower, sprinkle; deluge, flood, hose (down), inundate, overflow; submerge, swamp; splash; impregnate, saturate, steep; flush, irrigate, lave, rinse, slosh, sluice; dip, duck, dunk; rehydrate, rewash, rewetNear Antonyms dewater, evaporate, freeze-dry; drip-dry, wring; dehumidifyAntonyms dehydrate, desiccate, dry, parch, scorch, sear

  3. 3 to sink or push (something) briefly into or as if into a liquid <douse the grapes in water to remove any grit> Synonyms douse (also dowse), duck, dunk, immerse, souse, sop, submerge, submerseRelated Words bathe, moisten, soak, steep, wet; drench, drown, flood; dive, plunge, thrust

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