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1‘he slammed the glass on the table and beer sloshed over the side’
spill, slop, splash, flow, overflow, splatter, spatter
2‘workers sloshed round in rubber boots’
splash, swash, squelch, wade
3‘she sloshed more wine into her glass’
pour, slop, splash
4‘Gary sloshed him’
hit, strike, thump, slog, punch, cuff, smack, thwack, box someone's ears
British informal whack, belt, bash, biff, bop, clout, wallop, swipe, sock, lam, crown, whomp, deck, floor
British informal stick one on, dot
North American British informal boff, bust, slug, whale
Australian British NZ informal dong, quilt
British informal, literary smite, swinge
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