wash down

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From wash +‎ down.

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wash down ‎(third-person singular simple present washes down, present participle washing down, simple past and past participle washed down)

  1. To help to swallow by drinking a liquid, after eating something, or taking a pill.
    I had a nice beef sandwich washed down with a pint of bitter.
  2. To wash something completely from top to bottom.
    You must wash the wall down well before painting.

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