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’
    • ‘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.’
    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.