动词过去式:pickled 过去分词:pickled 现在分词:pickling 第三人称单数:pickles
1 (a) [U] food (esp vegetables) preserved in vinegar or salt water 腌菜（尤指蔬菜）
*red cabbage pickle 红卷心菜泡菜.
(b) [C usu pl 通常作复数] particular vegetable preserved in this way 泡菜
*The dish was accompanied by a variety of pickles. 这盘菜配有什锦泡菜.
* cheese and pickles 奶酪加泡菜.
(c) [U] liquid used to preserve food in this way 泡菜水; 腌菜的汁
*leave an ox tongue in salt pickle 把牛口条放在腌菜汁里腌制. Cf 参看 relish 3, sauce 1.
2 [C] (Brit infml 口) mischievous child 调皮孩子
*She's a real little pickle! 她真是个小调皮!
3 (idm 习语) (in) a sad, sorry, nice, pretty, etc `pickle (in) a difficult or unpleasant situation; (in) a mess 处境困难或不愉快; 又脏又乱.
v [Tn] preserve (vegetables, etc) in pickle （用腌菜汁）腌渍（蔬菜等）
*pickled cabbage, onions, walnuts, etc 腌洋白菜、洋葱、胡桃等. pickled adj (infml 口) drunk 醉的
*By this time, he was hopelessly pickled. 到这时他已经烂醉如泥了.