hose down

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to hose down (third-person singular simple present hoses down, present participle hosing down, simple past and past participle hosed down)

  1. (transitive) To spray thoroughly with a hose.
  2. (transitive) To put out or reduce a fire by squirting water on the fire with a hose.
  3. (transitive, idiomatic) To calm down a person, or a situation.

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