To plunge suddenly into water; to duck; to immerse; to dowse.
To strike or lower in haste; to slacken suddenly; as, douse the topsail.
To fall suddenly into water.
dip into a liquid; "He dipped into the pool"
immerse briefly into a liquid so as to wet, coat, or saturate; "dip the garment into the cleaning solution"; "dip the brush into the paint"
slacken; "douse a rope"