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Definitions of sauce

  1. behave saucy or impudently towards
  2. flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an accompaniment to food
  3. add zest or flavor to, make more interesting; " sauce the roast"
  4. dress with a relish, for example, as of food
  5. dress ( food) with a relish
  6. A composition of condiments and appetizing ingredients eaten with food as a relish; especially, a dressing for meat or fish or for puddings; as, mint sauce; sweet sauce, etc.
  7. Any garden vegetables eaten with meat.
  8. Sauciness; impertinence.
  9. To accompany with something intended to give a higher relish; to supply with appetizing condiments; to season; to flavor.
  10. 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.
  11. To make poignant; to give zest, flavor or interest to; to set off; to vary and render attractive.
  12. To treat with bitter, pert, or tart language; to be impudent or saucy to.
  13. A soft crayon for use in stump drawing or in shading with the stump.
  14. A dressing for food; any highly seasoned mixture used as a relish; stewed or canned fruit; colloquially, pertness.
  15. To put seasoning into; to add flavor to; colloquially, treat with pertness.
  16. A liquid seasoning for food, consisting of salt, etc.: a relish: impudence.
  17. To put sauce in to relish: to make poignant: to treat with bitter or pert language.
  18. A liquid seasoning for food; impudence.
  19. To season with sauce; use impudent language to.
  20. To dress with sauce; season.
  21. An appetizing accompaniment of a meal.
  22. A mixture for improving the relish of food; pertness.
  23. To put sauce into; to gratify with rich tastes; to render pungent; to treat with pert or tart language.
  24. A liquid mixture to be eaten as a condiment or seasoning for food; anything that stimulates the palate; insolence; pertness; petulance.
  25. To season or eat with sauce; to treat with pertness.
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Usage examples for sauce

  1. If ever there is a place where appetite is the best sauce, it is surely where one is served with army food. – Health Through Will Power by James J. Walsh
  2. The judge always takes his with a dash of pepper sauce in it, but now it only seemed to make him more gloomy. – Somewhere in Red Gap by Harry Leon Wilson
  3. And again, in presence of the mayor, who stood there, respectful, disconcerted, hesitating, ready to fling every gate open had but one imperious word been spoken; and at the shop of M. Sauce, the worthy village grocer; and, last of all, when Goguelat and de Choiseul had arrived with their hussars, bringing rescue, salvation- did not all depend, a hundred times over, on a mere yes or no, a step, a gesture, a look? – Wisdom and Destiny by Maurice Maeterlinck
  4. " I should think so," said Marcel, taking up a gold piece, " here is something we will cook with plenty of sauce." – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  5. Say, the left wing of a butterfly, with hard sauce. – Marjorie's New Friend by Carolyn Wells
  6. And when the flood had fallen,- there, half a mile below, spread out over the meadow, was three hundred barrels of apple sauce! – The Other Girls by Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
  7. Why, years ago, my lord, a profound French philosopher described the English as a people who had a hundred religions, but only one sauce." – The Idler in France by Marguerite Gardiner
  8. " I was thinkin' of somethin' I heard up to Purse's last night," he said as he covered his pudding with the thick cream sauce. – The Christmas Story from David Harum by Edward Noyes Westcott
  9. Turn the fish once or twice, and serve with the sauce poured over. – The Book of Household Management by Mrs. Isabella Beeton
  10. If it is very soft, how should it be prepared to add to the sauce? – School and Home Cooking by Carlotta C. Greer
  11. A delicate show- pig, little mistress, with sweet sauce and crackling, like de bay- leaf i' de fire, la! – Milton's England by Lucia Ames Mead
  12. Wouldst sauce thy father in his trouble? – Janice Meredith by Paul Leicester Ford
  13. The oil which they procure from these and other sea- animals, is also used by them in great quantities; both supping it alone, with a large scoop or spoon made of horn, or mixing it with other food, as sauce. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  14. Serve with cream or with any sauce. – The Apple by Various
  15. When he died, he was as mild as a spring lamb with mint sauce on it. – At the Sign of the Jack O'Lantern by Myrtle Reed
  16. Mark had eaten his apple sauce and gone. – The City of Fire by Grace Livingston Hill
  17. He says these are excellent for sauce. – The Last Harvest by John Burroughs
  18. " Of course," they added, " bread sauce is only served with wild dragons. – The Book of Dragons by Edith Nesbit
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