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Noun ladle has 1 sense
  1. ladle - a spoon-shaped vessel with a long handle; used to transfer liquids
    --1 is a kind of
    --1 has parts: handle, grip, handgrip, hold
    --1 has particulars: dipper; scoop; soup ladle
    Derived form: verb ladle1
Verb ladle has 2 senses
  1. ladle - put (a liquid) into a container by means of a ladle; "ladle soup into the bowl"
    --1 is one way to
    put, set, place, pose, position, lay
    Derived form: noun ladle1
    Sample sentence:
    The women ladle water into the bowl
  2. ladle, lade, laden - remove with or as if with a ladle; "ladle the water out of the bowl"
    --2 is one way to remove, take, take away, withdraw
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s something PP
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