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verb     water pronunciation in British English
Word Forms
present tense
present participlewatering
past tensewatered
past participlewatered
  1. 1
    [transitive] to pour water on plants to keep them healthy

    Don’t forget to water the flowers.

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  2. 2
    [intransitive] if something such as wind makes your eyes water, it makes tears form in your eyes
    1. a.
      if your mouth waters when you see food, smell food, or think about food, saliva begins to form in your mouth because you are hungry

      The smell made my mouth water.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to give water to an animal

    Then they have to feed and water the dogs.

    1. a.
      humorous to give someone a drink

      Have you been fed and watered?

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