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Definition of pickle verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

pickle

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈpɪkl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪkl//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pickle
BrE BrE//ˈpɪkl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪkl//
 
he / she / it pickles
BrE BrE//ˈpɪklz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪklz//
 
past simple pickled
BrE BrE//ˈpɪkld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪkld//
 
past participle pickled
BrE BrE//ˈpɪkld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪkld//
 
-ing form pickling
BrE BrE//ˈpɪklɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpɪklɪŋ//
 
 
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pickle something to preserve food in vinegar or salt water Word Origin late Middle English (denoting a spicy sauce served with meat): from Middle Dutch, Middle Low German pekel, of unknown ultimate origin.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: pickle