1 (informal) bind (informal) difficulty, dilemma, fix (informal) hot water (informal) jam (informal) predicament, quandary, scrape (informal) spot (informal) tight spot
2 (Brit. informal) little horror, mischief, mischief maker, monkey, naughty child, rascal
3 cure, keep, marinade, preserve, steep
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pickle ( pickles plural & 3rd person present) ( pickling present participle) ( pickled past tense & past participle )
1 n-plural Pickles are vegetables or fruit, sometimes cut into pieces, which have been kept in vinegar or salt water for a long time so that they have a strong, sharp taste.
2 n-mass Pickle is a cold spicy sauce with pieces of vegetables and fruit in it.
...jars of pickle.
3 verb When you pickle food, you keep it in vinegar or salt water so that it does not go bad and it develops a strong, sharp taste.
Select your favourite fruit or veg and pickle them while they are still fresh... V n
pickling n-uncount oft N n
Small pickling onions can be used instead of sliced ones.
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