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 for Sauce
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sauce \Sauce\ (s[add]s), v. t. [Cf. F. saucer.] [imp. & p. p.
     Sauced (s[add]st); p. pr. & vb. n. Saucing
     (s[add]"s[i^]ng).]
     1. To accompany with something intended to give a higher
        relish; to supply with appetizing condiments; to season;
        to flavor.
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     2. To cause to relish anything, as if with a sauce; to tickle
        or gratify, as the palate; to please; to stimulate; hence,
        to cover, mingle, or dress, as if with sauce; to make an
        application to. [R.]
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              Earth, yield me roots;
              Who seeks for better of thee, sauce his palate
              With thy most operant poison!         --Shak.
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     3. To make poignant; to give zest, flavor or interest to; to
        set off; to vary and render attractive.
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              Then fell she to sauce her desires with
              threatenings.                         --Sir P.
                                                    Sidney.
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              Thou sayest his meat was sauced with thy
              upbraidings.                          --Shak.
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     4. To treat with bitter, pert, or tart language; to be
        impudent or saucy to. [Colloq. or Low]
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              I'll sauce her with bitter words.     --Shak.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sauce \Sauce\, n. [F., fr. OF. sausse, LL. salsa, properly, salt
     pickle, fr. L. salsus salted, salt, p. p. of salire to salt,
     fr. sal salt. See Salt, and cf. Saucer, Souse pickle,
     Souse to plunge.]
     1. A composition of condiments and appetizing ingredients
        eaten with food as a relish; especially, a dressing for
        meat or fish or for puddings; as, mint sauce; sweet sauce,
        etc. "Poignant sauce." --Chaucer.
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              High sauces and rich spices fetched from the Indies.
                                                    --Sir S.
                                                    Baker.
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     2. Any garden vegetables eaten with meat. [Prov. Eng. &
        Colloq. U.S.] --Forby. Bartlett.
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              Roots, herbs, vine fruits, and salad flowers . . .
              they dish up various ways, and find them very
              delicious sauce to their meats, both roasted and
              boiled, fresh and salt.               --Beverly.
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     3. Stewed or preserved fruit eaten with other food as a
        relish; as, apple sauce, cranberry sauce, etc. [U.S.]
        "Stewed apple sauce." --Mrs. Lincoln (Cook Book).
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     4. Sauciness; impertinence. [Low.] --Haliwell.
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     To serve one the same sauce, to retaliate in the same kind.
        [Vulgar]
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sauce \Sauce\ (s[=o]s), n. [F.] (Fine Art)
     A soft crayon for use in stump drawing or in shading with the
     stump.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sauce
      n 1: flavorful relish or dressing or topping served as an
           accompaniment to food
      v 1: behave saucily or impudently towards
      2: dress (food) with a relish
      3: add zest or flavor to, make more interesting; "sauce the
         roast"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  156 Moby Thesaurus words for "sauce":
     Colbert, French dressing, Italian dressing, Lorenzo dressing,
     Ritz sauce, Russian dressing, Smitane, Soubise, alcohol, all sorts,
     allemande, answer back, aqua vitae, assemblage, assortment,
     audacity, back talk, backchat, booze, bourguignonne, brass,
     brazenness, broad spectrum, brown sauce, budge, butter, cataplasm,
     cheek, cheekiness, condiment, conglomeration, corpse reviver,
     cream sauce, crush, crust, dash, dental pulp, disrespect,
     disrespectfulness, drink, duck sauce, egg sauce, espagnole,
     firewater, flavor, gall, gallimaufry, gravy, green sauce, grog,
     hash, hint, hodgepodge, hooch, hotchpot, hotchpotch, impertinence,
     impudence, infusion, inkling, insolence, intimation, jaw, juice,
     jumble, likker, lip, magpie, marinara, mash, mayonnaise, medicine,
     medley, melange, mess, mingle-mangle, miscellany, mishmash, mix,
     mixed bag, mole, mouth, mush, nerve, odds and ends, olio,
     olla podrida, omnium-gatherum, paper pulp, paprika sauce, paste,
     pasticcio, pastiche, patchwork, pepper, pepper sauce, pertness,
     pith, plaster, porridge, potpourri, poulette, poultice, provoke,
     pudding, pulp, pulp lead, pulpwood, rag pulp, ravigote sauce,
     remoulade sauce, roux, salad, salad dressing, salmagundi, salt,
     sass, sassiness, sauciness, savor, scramble, season, seasoning,
     shade, shallot sauce, smack, smash, snake medicine, soupcon, spice,
     sponge, sprinkling, squash, stew, suggestion, sulfate pulp,
     sulfite pulp, suspicion, sweet-and-sour sauce, taint, talk back,
     tartar sauce, tempering, thought, tiger milk, tinct, tincture,
     tinge, tint, touch, trace, vestige, vinaigrette, what you will,
     white lead, wood pulp
  
  

From The Devil's Dictionary (1881-1906) :

  SAUCE, n.  The one infallible sign of civilization and enlightenment. 
  A people with no sauces has one thousand vices; a people with one
  sauce has only nine hundred and ninety-nine.  For every sauce invented
  and accepted a vice is renounced and forgiven.
  

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