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Definition 1: where the sides of the vessel curve in to form the bottom - [noun denoting artifact]

(bilge is a kind of ...) the lower side of anything

(... is a kind of bilge ) in a vessel with two hulls, an enclosed area between the frames at each side

(... is part of bilge) a craft designed for water transportation

Definition 2: water accumulated in the bilge of a ship - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for bilge in the sense of this definition

(bilge is a kind of ...) binary compound that occurs at room temperature as a clear colorless odorless tasteless liquid; freezes into ice below 0 degrees centigrade and boils above 100 degrees centigrade; widely used as a solvent

Definition 3: take in water at the bilge - [verb of change]

Samples where bilge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the tanker bilged

Synonyms for bilge in the sense of this definition

(bilge is a kind of ...) have an opening that allows light or substances to enter or go out

"The container leaked gasoline" "the roof leaks badly"

Definition 4: cause to leak - [verb of change]

Samples where bilge or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the collision bilged the vessel

(bilge is a kind of ...) inflict damage upon

"The snow damaged the roof" "She damaged the car when she hit the tree"

(bilge causes ...) take in water at the bilge

"the tanker bilged"

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