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pickle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Food, dish
picklepick‧le1 /ˈpΙͺkΙ™l/ noun πŸ”Š πŸ”Š 1 [countable, uncountable] British EnglishDFF a thick cold sauce that is made from pieces of vegetables preserved in vinegar. It is usually eaten with cold meat or cheese πŸ”Š cheese and pickle sandwiches πŸ”Š a selection of cold meats and pickles2 pickles.jpg [countable] American EnglishDFF a cucumber preserved in vinegar or salt water, or a piece of this syn gherkin British English3 β†’ be in a (pretty) pickle
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pickleβ€’ I thought I knew enough about eating a pickle without doing any fancy research.β€’ He was likely in a pickle, what with Uncle Dan being ill and just one maid left to do the lot.β€’ Dill and pickles, for example, are a strange combination, as is horseradish and roast beef.β€’ They shared George's ham and pickle rolls and Leon's dry vanilla-tasting cake and chocolate.β€’ a dill pickleβ€’ Corned beef is prepared by the curing of brisket, plate, and rump cuts from fairly high-grade beef carcasses in pickle.β€’ This I corrected in a grocery store, piled with butter and big cheeses and shelves of pickles and bread.β€’ At both lunch and dinner, a small salad, miso soup, pickles and rice are included.β€’ Since then she had learned that pickle or sauce was a very rare treat.
Related topics: Cooking
picklepickle2 verb [transitive] πŸ”Š πŸ”Š DFCto preserve food in vinegar or salt water
β†’ See Verb table
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pickleβ€’ This is avidly collected by the locals as it is delicious boiled and pickled.β€’ I had been resisting the whole idea of focus groups-when you went out and talked to pickle eaters.β€’ I wondered if there might be a pickled heart tucked in among all the livers, kidneys, and spleens.β€’ Green olives have to be treated in a soda solution to soften them before they are ready for pickling in brine.β€’ We're pickled in our own solution.β€’ Smell of beer and pickled meat.β€’ pickled onionsβ€’ From my childhood I remember being told that the way to improve your conkers was to pickle them in vinegar.
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Verb table
pickle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theypickle
he, she, itpickles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theypickled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave pickled
he, she, ithas pickled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad pickled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill pickle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have pickled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam pickling
he, she, itis pickling
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you, we, theyare pickling
Past
I, he, she, itwas pickling
you, we, theywere pickling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been pickling
he, she, ithas been pickling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been pickling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be pickling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been pickling
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