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pickle

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Etymology

From Middle English pikel (spicy sauce served with meat or fish), from Middle Dutch pekel

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
pickle

Plural
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  1. A cucumber preserved in a solution, usually a brine or a vinegar syrup.
    A pickle goes well with a hamburger.
  2. Often in plural (pickles), any vegetable preserved in vinegar and consumed as relish.
  3. The brine used for preserving food.
    This tub is filled with the pickle that we will put the small cucumbers into.
  4. (idiom) A difficult situation.
    The climber found himself in a pickle when one of the rocks broke off.
  5. (baseball) A rundown.
    Jones was caught in a pickle between second and third.
  6. A children's game with three participants that emulates a baseball rundown
    The boys played pickle in the front yard for an hour.
  7. An affectionate term for a loved one
    Are you okay my pickle?
  8. (slang) A penis.

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Verb

Infinitive
to pickle

Third person singular
pickl

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to pickle (third-person singular simple present pickl, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To preserve food in a salt, sugar or vinegar solution.
    We pickled the remainder of the crop.
  2. To remove high-temperature scale and oxidation from metal with heated sulphuric acid.
    The crew will pickle the fittings in the morning.

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