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  • v  put out, as of a candle or a light
  • v  wet thoroughly
  • v  dip into a liquid
  • v  immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate
  • v  lower quickly
    douse a sail
  • v  slacken
    douse a rope
  • v  cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

  • Firemen drew sniper fire as they attempted to douse the flames, and outnumbered police watched helplessly at times as the street gangs rampaged.
  • Campers ran into the water to douse the flames on their bodies, only to be burned even more severely by the chemical reaction.
  • From the neighbor's roof, Afsana saw the mob pull her parents from their home, douse them in gasoline and set them alight.
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  • Lee Thompson column: Bay City River Roar means far more than a boat race to its hometown
    River Roar champ Tim Seebold, in red, and runner-up Terry Rinker, in yellow, douse third-place finisher Mike Klepadio with champagne during the Formula 1 awards presentation.Lee Thompson | The Bay City Times BAY CITY – All you tried-and-true powerboat...
    June 24, 2013 - The Bay City Times
  • Big BBQ Bash draws crowd to Maryville for good food, fellowship
    There was smoke coming from the parking lot beside the Maryville Bicentennial Greenbelt Park on Friday night and Saturday morning, but firefighters weren’t summoned to douse any flames.
    June 23, 2013 - Knoxville News Sentinel
  • From Our Homepage
    Flames leap from a leaking, underground natural-gas line Friday morning on Westfair Drive, not far off Post Road East. Westport firefighters were able to douse the fire after gas to the line was turned off. Traffic was diverted off of Post Road for more than 90 minutes.
    June 21, 2013 - Westport News

  • Alpha Oumar Konare in Africasia
    Kenya means so much to us that today there is an emergency to douse the flames,Konare told a summit of the 53-member, pan-African body.
  • Brian Bannister in TSN
    I know they did that the other day to Cleveland and I know they are capable of it,said Bannister about the Tigers comeback. "They got some guys in the lineup really swinging the bat well. So, you really just want to just douse that fire,...
  • Alessandra Stanley in FrontPage
    America's girl next door,wrote Times reporter Alessandra Stanley, "has morphed into the mercurial diva down the hall. At the first sound of her peremptory voice and clickety stiletto heels, people dart behind doors and douse the lights....

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