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pickle

noun

1 pickle

Vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar.

Roget 393: condiment, seasoning, sauce, spice, relish, appetizer.    [Condiments] salt; mustard, grey poupon mustard; pepper, black pepper, white pepper, peppercorn, ... show more

Roget 7: state, condition, category, estate, lot, ease, trim, mood, pickle, plight, temper; aspect etc. (appearance) ... show more

Dutch: augurk, worst, zoetje, pekel, puree, pickles
Polish: kiszonka, kwaszonka



2 pickle

Informal terms for a difficult situation.

synonyms: fix, hole, jam, kettle of fish, mess, muddle.

Roget 704: difficulty; hardness etc. adj.; impracticability etc. (impossibility) 471; tough work, hard work, uphill work; hard task, Herculean task, ... show more

Dutch: opstopping, repareren, jam, gaatje

verb

1 pickle

Preserve in a pickling liquid.

Roget 392: be pungent etc. adj.; bite the tongue.    render pungent etc. adj.; season, spice, salt, pepper, pickle, brine, ... show more

Roget 337: be watery etc. adj.; reek.    add water, water, wet; moisten etc. 339; dilute, dip, immerse; merge; ... show more

Roget 670: preserve, maintain, keep, sustain, support, hold; keep up, keep alive; refrigerate, keep on ice; not willingly let die; bank up; nurse; ... show more


Moby thesaurus: acid, acidulant, anhydrate, baffle, bafflement, bearings, bewilderment, bind, blast-freeze, booze up, boozify, bother, box, bread-and-butter pickle, brine, case, chokecherry, circumstance, clutch, complication ... show more.

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