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English definition of “sauce”

sauce

noun (THICK LIQUID)    /sɔːs/ US  /sɑːs/
A2 [C or U] a thick liquid eaten with food to add flavour : a savoury / sweet sauce tomato sauceSauces, dressings, dips and pickles [U] US slang alcohol : Gran's been on the sauce again - she's passed out in the den .Alcohol - general words
(Definition of sauce noun (THICK LIQUID) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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