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sauce



Pronunciation: (sôs), [key]
n., v., sauced, sauc•ing.


n.
1. any preparation, usually liquid or semiliquid, eaten as a gravy or as a relish accompanying food.
2. stewed fruit, often puréed and served as an accompaniment to meat, dessert, or other food: cranberry sauce.
3. something that adds piquance or zest.
4. Informal.impertinence; sauciness.
5. Slang.hard liquor (usually prec. by the): He's on the sauce again.
6. Archaic.garden vegetables eaten with meat.

v.t.
1. to dress or prepare with sauce; season: meat well sauced.
2. to make a sauce of: Tomatoes must be sauced while ripe.
3. to give piquance or zest to.
4. to make agreeable or less harsh.
5. Informal.to speak impertinently or saucily to.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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