Definition of 'douse'
Example sentences containing 'douse'
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The moment has long passed when reforms could have doused the fires of revolt. Times, Sunday Times (2012)They had been doused in petrol and burnt. Times, Sunday Times (2014)They doused the flames with garden hoses until emergency services arrived. Times, Sunday Times (2006)She ran to alert neighbours who battled in vain to douse the blaze until firefighters arrived. The Sun (2011)That night she choked down a meal barely warmed before the fire was doused. THE WOLF AND THE DOVETheir bodies were then doused with petrol and burned in a garden. The Sun (2011)Luckily three friends in the chalet did wake up and doused the fire. The Sun (2007)All village fires were doused and fireplaces plastered afresh. Times, Sunday Times (2008)His body was found torched in an industrial wheelie bin after being doused in petrol. The Sun (2012)All unsold items were doused in petrol. Times, Sunday Times (2009)She summoned super strength to pull a locked washing machine door open and grab a wet curtain to douse the flames. The Sun (2007)At one point they had to go outside to douse a fire after rioters tried to set a gas main alight. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Firefighters had to douse the blaze. The Sun (2011)They doused the flames, salvaging most of the structure. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEFirefighters were quickly on the scene and doused the blaze - but the car was wrecked. The Sun (2008)And thus, sometimes we fuel more fires than we douse. Christianity Today (2000)A fire boat took ten minutes to douse the flames. The Sun (2013)As they doused the flames, it was first thought the fire was just another abandoned vehicle that had been set alight. Times, Sunday Times (2009)A witness said the 37-year-old victim was with her partner when she was doused in corrosive liquid. The Sun (2015)It took 25 firefighters four hours to douse the blaze, which was confined to one room. Times, Sunday Times (2006)A FATHER who doused his body in petrol and turned himself into a human torch tragically died yesterday. The Sun (2012)
Trends of 'douse'
Used Rarely. douse is in the lower 50% of commonly used words in the Collins dictionary
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Translations for 'douse'
British English: douse VERB
If you douse a fire, you stop it burning by pouring a lot of water over it.
The pumps were started and the crew began to douse the fire.
Definition of douse from the Collins English Dictionary
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