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verb water pronunciation in British English /ˈwɔːtə(r)/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theywater
he/she/itwaters
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
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  3. 3
    [transitive] to give water to an animal

    Then they have to feed and water the dogs.

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    1. a.
      humorous to give someone a drink

      Have you been fed and watered?

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