Definition of sloosh in English:



  • 1A rush of water or an energetic rinsing.

    ‘a sloosh with this mouthwash helps loosen plaque’
    • ‘The one problem is that it will probably need to be cleaned more often - a sloosh round with the washing up water will not do.’
    1. 1.1mass noun The noise of heavy splashing or rushing water.
      ‘the sloosh of water in the culverts’


  • 1no object, with adverbial (of liquid) flow or pour with a rush.

    ‘she gazed at the torrent of water slooshing downstream’
    • ‘It starts with the sound of feet slooshing across wet grass and giggles of anticipation, then ooof and boing as they struggle to climb aboard.’
    • ‘He's been slooshing warm salty water about his mouth to help the healing process but I was able to get a large bottle of Retardex, which is even more effective.’
    • ‘The taps sloosh like some out of price-range restaurant's and I stick my head into the filled sink, wiping my face with the towel.’
    • ‘I can't really do much in the way of jumping but I can sloosh along through the water, creating a stir, shifting enough of a spray to satisfy me.’
    flow, pour, stream, gush, flood, glide, cascade, spurt, jet, issue
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    1. 1.1with object Rinse (something) with a rush of water.
      ‘sloosh down the changing-room floor’
      rinse, rinse out, wash, wash down, wash out, sluice, swill, cleanse, clean, hose, hose down, swab
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Early 20th century: imitative.