Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pickle

2 senses of pickle

Sense 1
pickle -- (vegetables (especially cucumbers) preserved in brine or vinegar)
       => relish -- (spicy or savory condiment)

Sense 2
fix, hole, jam, mess, muddle, pickle, kettle of fish -- (informal terms for a difficult situation; "he got into a terrible fix"; "he made a muddle of his marriage")
       => difficulty -- (a condition or state of affairs almost beyond one's ability to deal with and requiring great effort to bear or overcome; "grappling with financial difficulties")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb pickle

1 sense of pickle

Sense 1
pickle -- (preserve in a pickling liquid)
       => preserve, keep -- (prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh")

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