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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sauce v. t.  [imp. & p. p. Sauced p. pr. & vb. n. Saucing ]
 1. To accompany with something intended to give a higher relish; to supply with appetizing condiments; to season; to flavor.
 2. To cause to relish anything, as if with a sauce; to tickle or gratify, as the palate; to please; to stimulate; hence, to cover, mingle, or dress, as if with sauce; to make an application to. [R.]
 Earth, yield me roots;
 Who seeks for better of thee, sauce his palate
 With thy most operant poison!   --Shak.
 3. To make poignant; to give zest, flavor or interest to; to set off; to vary and render attractive.
    Then fell she to sauce her desires with threatenings.   --Sir P. Sidney.
    Thou sayest his meat was sauced with thy upbraidings.   --Shak.
 4. To treat with bitter, pert, or tart language; to be impudent or saucy to. [Colloq. or Low]
    I'll sauce her with bitter words.   --Shak.