- (literal) The act of douse, dousing a fire, as a firefighter might put down a fire by dousing it with a large amount of water.
- (context, metaphoric) Extensive and possibly excessive criticism of an idea by presenting an overwhelming number of arguments against it.
- (italbrac, videography) Video camera movement intended to record as much of a scene as possible, such as by swing, swinging the camera from side to side, usually in a way that makes the resulting footage worthless.
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