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slosh

play
noun \ ˈsläsh , ˈslȯsh \

Definition of slosh

1 :slush 1
2 :the slap or splash of liquid

sloshy

play \ˈslä-shē\ adjective

Recent Examples of slosh from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of slosh

probably blend of slop and slush


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slosh

verb

Definition of slosh

intransitive verb
1 :to flounder or splash through water, mud, or slush
2 :to move with a splashing motion
  • the water sloshed around him
  • —Bill Alcine
transitive verb
1 :to splash about in liquid
2 :to splash (a liquid) about or on something
3 :to splash with liquid

Examples of slosh in a Sentence

  1. The children sloshed through the big puddle.

  2. Water sloshed in the bottom of the boat as it rocked.

  3. Juice sloshed over the rim of her glass.

  4. The child sloshed the water in the tub.

Recent Examples of slosh from the Web

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First Known Use of slosh

1844

slosh Synonyms

Synonyms
lap, plash, splash, swash
Related Words
babble, bubble, gurgle, ripple

SLOSH Defined for English Language Learners

slosh

verb

Definition of slosh for English Language Learners

  • : to walk through water, mud, etc., in a forceful and noisy way

  • of a liquid : to move in a noisy or messy way

  • : to cause (a liquid) to move in a noisy or messy way


SLOSH Defined for Kids

slosh

play
verb \ ˈsläsh \

Definition of slosh for Students

sloshed; sloshing
1 :to walk with trouble through water, mud, or slush
  • Deeper and deeper … they sloshed through the cavernous sewer.
  • —Sid Fleischman, The Whipping Boy
2 :to move with a splashing motion


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