over sauced

sauce

[saws]
noun
1.
any preparation, usually liquid or semiliquid, eaten as a gravy or as a relish accompanying food.
2.
stewed fruit, often puréed and served as an accompaniment to meat, dessert, or other food: cranberry sauce.
3.
something that adds piquance or zest.
4.
Informal. impertinence; sauciness.
5.
Slang. hard liquor (usually preceded by the ): He's on the sauce again.
6.
Archaic. garden vegetables eaten with meat.
verb (used with object), sauced, saucing.
7.
to dress or prepare with sauce; season: meat well sauced.
8.
to make a sauce of: Tomatoes must be sauced while ripe.
9.
to give piquance or zest to.
10.
to make agreeable or less harsh.
11.
Informal. to speak impertinently or saucily to.

Origin:
1300–50; Middle English < Middle French < Late Latin salsa, noun use of feminine of Latin salsus salted, past participle of sallere to salt, derivative of sāl salt

sauceless, adjective
oversauce, verb (used with object), oversauced, oversaucing.

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sauce (sɔːs)
 
n
1.  any liquid or semiliquid preparation eaten with food to enhance its flavour
2.  anything that adds piquancy
3.  (US), (Canadian) stewed fruit
4.  dialect (US) vegetables eaten with meat
5.  informal impudent language or behaviour
 
vb
6.  to prepare (food) with sauce
7.  to add zest to
8.  to make agreeable or less severe
9.  informal to be saucy to
 
[C14: via Old French from Latin salsus salted, from salīre to sprinkle with salt, from sal salt]
 
'sauceless
 
adj

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sauce
1350, from O.Fr. sauce, sausse, from noun use of L. salsa, fem. sing. or neut. pl. of salsus "salted," from pp. of Old L. sallere "to salt," from sal (gen. salis) "salt" (see salt). Meaning "something which adds piquancy to words or actions" is recorded from c.1500; sense of
"impertinence" first recorded 1835 (see saucy, and cf. sass). Slang meaning "liquor" first attested 1940. Colloquial saucebox "one addicted to making saucy remarks" is from 1588.
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