One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
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.’
- 1.1mass 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’
flow, pour, stream, gush, flood, glide, cascade, spurt, jet, issueView synonyms
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- 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, swabView synonyms
Early 20th century: imitative.
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