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1water/ˈwɑːtɚ/noun
pluralwaters
1water
/ˈwɑːtɚ/
noun
pluralwaters
Learner's definition of WATER  
[noncount]  : the clear liquid that has no color, taste, or smell, that falls from clouds as rain, that forms streams, lakes, and seas, and that is used for drinking, washing, etc.
[noncount]  : an area of water (such as a lake, river, or ocean)
— see also underwater
waters [plural]  : a specific area of water
especially  : an area of seawater — often used figuratively
[noncount]  : methods of travel that involve boats and ships

a fish out of water

— see 1fish

blood is thicker than water

— see blood

come hell or high water

— see hell

dead in the water

— see 1dead

hold water

informal
: to be possible or believable — usually used in negative statements

in deep water

— see 1deep

keep your head above water

— see 1head

like a duck to water

— see 1duck

like water

informal
: in large amounts

muddy the waters

— see 2muddy

pass water

medical
: to send urine out of the body : urinate

pour/throw cold water on

: to say that you do not like (an idea, suggestion, etc.) in a way that stops other people from doing it or from feeling enthusiastic about it

still waters run deep

— see 2still

test the waters/water

— see 2test

tread water

— see 1tread

troubled waters

— see troubled

water breaks

(US)or Britishwaters break
— used to describe what happens when fluid suddenly comes from a pregnant woman's body because her baby will be born soon

water off a duck's back

informal
◊ If something, such as criticism, advice, etc., is (like) water off a duck's back, it has no effect on someone.

water under the bridge

— used to say that something happened in the past and is no longer important or worth arguing about
2water/ˈwɑːtɚ/verb
waterswateredwatering
2water
/ˈwɑːtɚ/
verb
waterswateredwatering
Learner's definition of WATER  
[+ object]  : to pour water on (something, such as a plant)
[+ object]  : to give (an animal) water to drink
[no object]of the eyes  : to produce tears
[no object]of the mouth  : to become wet with saliva especially because you want to eat or taste something
— see also mouth-watering
[+ object]technical  : to supply water to (a region or city) — usually used as (be) watered

water down

[phrasal verb]
water (something) down or water down (something) 
: to make (an alcoholic drink) weaker by adding water to it
disapproving  : to make (something) less effective, powerful, etc.
— see also watered-down
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