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POUR COLD WATER ON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pour cold water on mean? 

POUR COLD WATER ON (verb)
  The verb POUR COLD WATER ON has 1 sense:

1. be discouraging or negative about

  Familiarity information: POUR COLD WATER ON used as a verb is very rare.


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POUR COLD WATER ON (verb)


Sense 1pour cold water on [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Be discouraging or negative about

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

pour cold water on; throw cold water on

Hypernyms (to "pour cold water on" is one way to...):

discourage (deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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