Meaning of SOUR in English

SOUR

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

1.

Something that is ~ has a sharp, unpleasant taste like the taste of a lemon.

The stewed apple was ~ even with honey.

ADJ

see also sweet and ~

2.

Sour milk is milk that has an unpleasant taste because it is no longer fresh.

? fresh

ADJ

3.

Someone who is ~ is bad-tempered and unfriendly.

She made a ~ face in his direction...

ADJ

~ly

‘Leave my mother out of it,’ he said ~ly.

ADV: ADV with v

4.

If a situation or relationship turns ~ or goes ~, it stops being enjoyable or satisfactory.

Even the European dream is beginning to turn ~...

Their songs are filled with tales of love gone ~.

ADJ

5.

If a friendship, situation, or attitude ~s or if something ~s it, it becomes less friendly, enjoyable, or hopeful.

If anything ~s the relationship, it is likely to be real differences in their world-views...

Her mood ~ed a little.

VERB: V n, V

6.

If you refer to someone’s attitude as ~ grapes, you mean that they say that something is worthless or undesirable because they want it themselves but cannot have it.

Page’s response to the suggestion that this might be ~ grapes because his company lost the bid is: ‘Life’s too short for that.’

PHRASE disapproval

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