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sauce

noun uk   /sɔːs/ us    /sɑːs/

sauce noun (THICK LIQUID)

A2 [C or U] a thick liquid eaten with food to add flavour: a savoury/sweet sauce tomato sauce [U] US slang alcohol: Gran's been on the sauce again - she's passed out in the den.
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sauce noun (RUDENESS)

[U] old-fashioned remarks that are rude or show no respect: That's enough of your sauce, my girl!
Translations of “sauce”
in Korean 소스…
in Arabic صَلْصة…
in French sauce…
in Turkish sos, salça…
in Italian salsa…
in Chinese (Traditional) 濃液體, 調味汁,醬, 酒…
in Russian соус…
in Polish sos…
in Spanish salsa…
in Portuguese molho…
in German die Soße…
in Catalan salsa…
in Japanese ソース…
in Chinese (Simplified) 浓液体, 沙司,调味汁,酱, 酒…
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