Definición de sour en inglés:


Saltos de línea: sour
Pronunciación: /saʊə


  • 3(Of soil) deficient in lime and usually dank.
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    • Our soil is on the sour side and lays wet in spots, as the old-timers say.
    • Direct chopping and ensiling this wet corn can cause heavy seepage and a sour silage.
  • 4(Of petroleum or natural gas) containing a relatively high proportion of sulphur.
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    • This risked individuals working on the platform being exposed to the toxic gas, hydrogen sulphide and excessive quantities of sour gas being allowed into the atmosphere.
    • When a sour gas well is ignited, hydrogen sulphide is transformed into sulphur dioxide, which is less immediately dangerous, but still toxic.
    • Work is underway to develop a comprehensive human health and air quality monitoring system and clinical practice guidelines for sour gas exposure.


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  • A drink made by mixing a spirit with lemon or lime juice: a rum sour
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    • A locally famous drink is the anise seed based raki, and brandy sour is another favorite with the Turkish Cypriots.
    • A favorite drink is pisco sour, in which pisco is served with lemon juice, sugar, beaten egg whites, and ice.
    • She took a drink of her vodka sour, then looked out over the club, her eyes widening.


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  • 1Make or become sour: [with object]: water soured with tamarind (as adjective soured) soured cream
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    • Aftershocks, rain and landslides are hampering aid efforts and souring drinking water, but survivors want more from authorities.
    • Smetana had to be made immediately before use, since it took only a few hours for the bacteria in the sour cream to sour the fresh cream completely.
    • Good though the matching of crumbly, flaking croissant with hot sticky apples and cold, slightly soured cream is, you may want to gild the lily.
  • 1.1Make or become unpleasant, acrimonious, or difficult: [with object]: a dispute soured relations between the two countries [no object]: many friendships have soured over borrowed money
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    • Relations soured after border disputes and clashes between troops followed by a war of words in which each accused the other of threatening security.
    • The break-up was extremely acrimonious and relations between them further soured as he accused her of stealing his press from the film.
    • The two were once friends, but their relations soured in recent years.
    embitter, make bitter, make resentful, anger, exasperate, disillusion, disenchant, poison, envenom, disaffect, dissatisfy, frustrate, alienatespoil, mar, damage, harm, impair, be detrimental to, wreck, upset, hurt, worsen, poison, colour, blight, tarnish


go (or turn) sour

Become less pleasant; turn out badly: their relationship began to turn sour
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  • By January of this year, however, the whole deal was beginning to turn sour.
  • But later, these relationships begin to turn sour.
  • But what initially seems to be the ultimate lucky escape turns sour when the survivors begin to die, one by one, in gruesome and unexpected ways.

sour grapes

Used to refer to an attitude in which someone adopts a negative attitude to something because they cannot have it themselves: government officials dismissed many of the complaints as sour grapes
[with allusion to Aesop's fable The Fox and the Grapes]
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  • There were no regrets, no complaints, not even a whiff of sour grapes.
  • The ones who are honest have had to watch the cheats claiming medals and any complaint is made to look like sour grapes.
  • The reality is she's articulate and she's composed, and apparently some people tonight have sour grapes.



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  • White rice will come out greenish and have a sourish aftertaste; black rice should produce a juicy tapé.
  • You can substitute the redcurrants with some other sourish fruits available.
  • The fruit is globose, red, sourish, not bitter.


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  • Some are gushingly optimistic and others sourly skeptical, but most acknowledge that it is exciting to be an Indian today.
  • A few will linger sourly on the back benches, living with their grudges while adding to their parliamentary pensions.
  • Dumas's novel mixes operatic themes with the odd sourly realistic vignette.


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  • Earlier, astringency had been considered as one of the primary taste sensations, like sweetness, sourness, and particularly bitterness with which it has often been confused.
  • It is essential to use the best-quality ingredients for this starter, as the bitterness of a good extra-virgin olive oil and the sourness of the lemon juice bring out the sweet flavour in the fennel.
  • In traditional Chinese medicine, the pulp and juice of the pomelo, which taste sweet with a hint of sourness, are good for the throat, stomach and spleen.


Old English sūr, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch zuur and German sauer.

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