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- (intransitive, of a liquid) To shift chaotically; to splash noisily.
- The water in his bottle sloshed back and forth as he ran.
- (transitive, of a liquid) To cause to slosh.
- The boy sloshed water over the edge of the bath.
- (intransitive) To make a sloshing sound.
- His boots were so completely soaked that they sloshed when he walked.
- (transitive, of a liquid) To pour noisily, sloppily or in large amounts.
- The coffee was nice and hot, so she sloshed some into a cup and went back to her desk.
- He really sloshed on the sauce- they were a bit strong for my taste.
- (intransitive) to move noisily through water or other liquid.
- The streets were flooded, but they still managed to slosh their way to school.
- (Britain, colloquial, transitive) To punch (someone).
- 1960, P. G. Wodehouse, Jeeves in the Offing, chapter VIII:
- She greeted me with a bright smile, and said: “Back already? Did you find it?” With a strong effort I mastered my emotion and replied curtly but civilly that the answer was in the negative. “No,” I said, “I did not find it.” “You can't have looked properly.” Again I was compelled to pause and remind myself that an English gentleman does not slosh a sitting redhead, no matter what the provocation.
of a liquid, to shift chaotically; to splash noisily
- (countable) A quantity of a liquid; more than a splash.
- We added a slosh of white wine to the sauce.
- (countable) A sloshing sound or motion.
- (uncountable) Slush.
- 2012, Cathy Gohlke, Promise Me This, page 299:
- Shoes and socks, soaked and frozen in the mud and icy slosh, did little to protect their feet.
- (slang) Inferior wine or other drink.
- 2005, Stuart Walton, Understanding, Choosing, and Enjoying Wine, page 86:
- In the Midi, Grenache dominates most of the traditional appellations. Corbières, Minervois, Fitou, Faugères — these were once bywords for rough-and-ready red slosh.
- (uncountable) A game related to billiards.
- 1953, Samuel Beckett, Watt:
- Finally they retired, did you not? said Tetty.
We did indeed, said Goff, we retired to the billiard-room, for a game of slosh.
By analogy with slash.
slosh (plural sloshes)