wash down

verb

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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