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Sour, vb. 1) trans. to make acid: the tartness of “his face --s ripe grapes,” Cor. V, 4, 18. Figuratively, == a) to embitter: “to s. your happiness,” Cymb. V, 5, 26. b) to s. one's cheek == to look gloomy: “and now Adonis . . . --ing his cheeks cries 'Fie, no more of love',” Ven. 185. “have ever made me s. my patient cheek,” R2 II, 1, 169. Peculiar expression: “three crabbed months had --ed themselves to death,” Wint. I, 2, 102 (had gone by in bitter tediousness).
2) intr. to become acid: “his taste delicious, in digestion --ing,” Lucr. 699.
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