Definition of slosh in English:

slosh

verb

[NO OBJECT]
  • 1 (of liquid in a container) move irregularly with a splashing sound.

    ‘water in the boat sloshed around under our feet’
    figurative ‘there is so much money now sloshing around in professional tennis’
    • ‘She pulled herself out of her wash tub, wrinkling her nose as the dirty water sloshed around.’
    • ‘Given that we use less than one percent of the total water sloshing around the planet, it does seem bizarre to suggest we are faced with shortages.’
    • ‘There is so much money sloshing around the rich nowadays that surely there are a hundred people with £3,000 to spare for such a national treasure.’
    • ‘The warm water sloshed around making gentle splashing sounds as it hit the sides of the pool.’
    • ‘Neither one said a word, and the only sound was that of the water sloshing against the side of the ship.’
    • ‘The cold wet water sloshed around my feet, tickling my toes.’
    • ‘Bella stood up, toppling her chair and jostling the table; the coffee sloshed threatening inside the mugs.’
    • ‘With all this money sloshing around, brutal tactics are certain.’
    • ‘Nothing in the vehicle is power-operated, so you could ford a river, have water sloshing through the cabin, and there's no electrics to fail.’
    • ‘There's an awful lot of money sloshing about in the aid industry.’
    • ‘Water sloshed over sidewalks on some sections of Shore Acres Boulevard, and signs warning motorists to be cautious were placed at entrances to the subdivision.’
    • ‘The ship was gracefully rocking from left to right, and the water sloshing along the sides of the vessel made a rhythmic pattern of music.’
    • ‘I rushed back as fast as I could, water sloshing in the pot.’
    • ‘The ice in the pitcher tinkled melodically against the crystal sides and the mineral water sloshed slightly as he turned the handle to face the right, assuming that the odds were in his favour.’
    • ‘‘I couldn't believe it wasn't enough protection,’ he said, looking at the water sloshing halfway up his phone's screen.’
    • ‘Just having a lot of money sloshing around is not the same as development.’
    • ‘The pigs' water hose was frozen this morning and it was not fun hauling 5 gallon pails of icy water sloshing down my pant legs.’
    • ‘The water sloshed around me, matching the unsteady beat of my heart.’
    • ‘He thought he might fall forever, until he hit the ground hard, ankle-deep water sloshing at his feet.’
    • ‘This meant that there was lots of money sloshing around in Soho.’
    • ‘I was running with water sloshing around in my trainers.’
    spill, slop, splash, flow, overflow, splatter, spatter
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    1. 1.1 (of a person) move through liquid with a splashing sound.
      ‘they sloshed up the tracks in the dank woods’
      • ‘Men sloshed in the water, while they fixed the damage done to the Jewel.’
      • ‘The figures sloshed their way through the downpour.’
      • ‘Here, we gleefully slosh about in communal pools of thick brown gloop, pouring it over ourselves with plastic pails and savouring the eucalyptus-like aroma, before washing it off under hot jets of salty spring water.’
      • ‘The dirt floor is wet and you slosh in your rubber boots through puddles.’
      • ‘Two small, brawny men slosh through an icy stream, their cheap plastic sandals slapping slick rocks.’
      • ‘Or I could say this: ‘Colin spilled into his common room, and I sloshed after him.’’
      • ‘She began to shiver in the freezing air and the cold, slimy water, and Nick sloshed his way over to take her in his arms.’
      splash, swash, squelch, wade
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    2. 1.2[with object] Pour (liquid) clumsily.
      ‘she sloshed coffee into a cracked cup’
      • ‘Nodding, he arched a shaggy eyebrow at me sloshing coffee into a cup.’
      • ‘Not wanting to get his valenki (boots essential for winter) wet, Ivan Denisovich takes them off, then sloshes the water onto the floor.’
      • ‘Thanks to spoons and a spittoon, Mike is soon tasting away, sloshing the liquid in his mouth, expelling it and talking everything up.’
      • ‘Not wishing to de-scale the lining of my stomach that early in the morning thank you very much, I sloshed some milk into a saucepan, stuck it on the gas and went in search of tobacco.’
      • ‘He then sloshed the remainder of the brandy into the glass, turning his eyes onto his cousin as he did so.’
      • ‘I sloshed iodine into the bowl I'd brought down, and handed it to Traci.’
      • ‘Greg asked Jane and Tyler, sloshing the fire with water.’
      • ‘Delphine, who was the yawper, also jumped to her feet and Josephine sloshed her own coffee with chicory into its saucer.’
      • ‘The younger woman came over and scooped up what looked like pig slop and sloshed it onto my plate.’
      • ‘I took the glass from him and sloshed its contents down my throat.’
      • ‘When a bookseller drops in, they'll slosh their unworthy coffee in my heavenly tea mug.’
      • ‘Tru hung her gown away safely, then tore off her sweat-soaked uniform before she sloshed water all over her body, scrubbing away her stench with soap.’
      • ‘She flopped down onto the myriad of furs and pliant pillows, and sloshed a mug full of cold liquid from the sweating pitcher on the pit's table.’
      • ‘‘Woooo,’ they shouted in their uncouth manner, sloshing beer on the pristine white of the slopes.’
      • ‘My only company today is the only company I had five years ago - an old woman with a mop and a bucket, tutting irritably as she sloshes soapy water over the bits of the floor I've walked on.’
      • ‘Without hesitation, the master blocked the attack with the lid of the pot and sloshed the disciple with the hot soup.’
      • ‘It was better when the only coffee you got was either motor oil in a Greek-themed cup or lukewarm milk-broth served in a cup by a careless waitress who sloshed half the ration in the saucer, and no refills, pal.’
      • ‘And you couldn't just slosh the water and wine together.’
      • ‘Evans jumps back as she sloshes boiling water about, pouring it into the already half-full tea pot.’
      • ‘He reached forward with one huge arm and picked up a large tankard of some drink, sloshing amber liquid on the table.’
      pour, slop, splash
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noun

  • An act or sound of splashing.

    ‘the distant slosh of the washing machine in the basement’
    • ‘The anger of the first clear words Bacchius heard astonished him, and he jumped slightly, causing a slight slosh and a soft tap as his head hit the metal.’
    • ‘His feet sunk a bit in the slosh, but he didn't notice.’
    • ‘He heard the slosh of water between them, and saw to his fright that the basin was fast becoming a river.’
    • ‘And it had more impact than a roomful of Victorian slosh.’
    • ‘I submerge straight away to get out of the slosh and follow a compass bearing over the shallow kelp and into the Ore Stone.’
    • ‘The slosh of the sea sang me to sleep, whispering the soft and sweet lullaby of our lady Atlantic, the peacemaker.’
    • ‘The pattern of the sloshes tells you all you need to know about the very early universe: its shape, how much was made of matter, how much of something else.’
    • ‘The chocolate company has come up with Russian vodka shots which are particularly evil, taste stronger than they are, and really make Christmas go with a bit of a slosh.’
    • ‘Bengt could feel Zinnia gently touching the wound below her shoulder blade and hear the slosh of water from Zinnia's canteen as she washed it off.’
    • ‘Her hair was slick with rain and her high-heeled boots sent sloshes of water up to stain her jeans as she walked through the puddles that were quickly forming on the sidewalk.’
    • ‘Then came the blanched almonds, softened butter, dark brown sugar, four eggs already beaten, the rind and juice of a lemon, a slosh or three of whisky and a little milk if necessary.’
    • ‘He chuckled as the snowball hit the Bonnie's red cape with a slosh, and left a large damp spot.’
    • ‘There was no noise but the sound of rubbish flutterin about the pavements and the slosh, slosh, slosh of the petrol in the can.’
    • ‘It's all true, but this isn't any old lager, it's an authentic lager from the Czechs, rather than the usual mass-produced commercial slosh.’
    • ‘In a bathtub, you might move a couple of dozen litres of water with such a slosh, but sea floor movements have in the past displaced more than 100 cubic kilometres of water - billions of bathtubs.’

Origin

Early 19th century: variant of the noun slush.

Pronunciation

slosh

/släSH/