douse /ˈdaʊs ||ˈdaʊz/
Douse v. t. [imp. & p. p. Doused p. pr. & vb. n. Dousing.]
1. To plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse; to dowse.
2. Naut. To strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly; as, douse the topsail.
Douse, v. i. To fall suddenly into water.
Douse, v. t. To put out; to extinguish; as, douse the lights. [Slang] “ To douse the glim.”
v 1: put out, as of a candle or a light; "Douse the lights" [syn:
2: wet thoroughly [syn: dowse]
3: dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool" [syn: dip, duck]
4: immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or
saturate; "dip the garment into the cleaning solution";
"dip the brush into the paint" [syn: dunk, dip, souse,
5: lower quickly; "douse a sail"
6: slacken; "douse a rope" [syn: dowse]
7: cover with liquid; pour liquid onto; "souse water on his hot
face" [syn: drench, dowse, soak, sop, souse]