wash down

verb
washed down; washing down; washes down

Definition of wash down

transitive verb

1 : to move or carry downward by action of a liquid especially : to facilitate the passage of (food) down the gullet with accompanying swallows of liquid pizza washed down with beer
2 : to wash the whole length or extent of washed down and scrubbed the front porch

First Known Use of wash down

1600, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Wash down.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wash%20down. Accessed 21 November 2019.

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