HyperDic: pickle

English > 3 senses of the word pickle:
NOUNfoodpicklevegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar
statepickle, fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, kettle of fishinformal terms for a difficult situation
VERBchangepicklepreserve in a pickling liquid / liquid
pickle > pronunciation
Soundspih'kahl
Rhymesabdominal ... zoological: 2115 rhymes with ahl...
English > pickle: 3 senses > noun 1, food
Meaningvegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar.
Narrowercaperpickled flower buds used as a pungent relish in various dishes and sauces
dill picklepickle preserved in brine or vinegar flavored with dill seed
gherkinAny of various small cucumbers pickled whole
sweet picklepickle cured in brine and preserved in sugar and vinegar
Broaderrelishspicy or savory condiment
Spanishencurtido, escabeche, pepinillo, pickles, picles
Catalanconserva, envinagrat
Verbspicklepreserve in a pickling liquid / liquid
English > pickle: 3 senses > noun 2, state
Meaninginformal terms for a difficult situation.
Synonymsfix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, kettle of fish
Narrowerdog's breakfast, dog's dinnerA poor job
BroaderdifficultyA condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome
Spanishatolladero, berenjenal, embrollo, enredo, lío, maraña, taco
Catalanbatibull, embolic, embull, galimaties, garbuix, merder
English > pickle: 3 senses > verb 1, change
Meaningpreserve in a pickling liquid / liquid.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThe chefs pickle the vegetables
Categorycooking, cookery, preparationThe act of preparing something (as food) by the application of heat
Broaderpreserve, keepprevent (food) from rotting
Spanishencurtir
Catalanescabetxar
Nounspicklevegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar

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