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Definition of "hose down" [hose down]

  • To put out or reduce a fire by squirting water on the fire with a hose. (verb)
  • To calm down a person, or a situation. (verb) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "hose down" in a sentence
  • "The children thought it was screamingly funny to catch a courtier with his hose down and his breeches unbuttoned, wheezing and panting."
  • "We're going to empty this house of you, Father, we are going to get rid of your stuff and hose down the walls and scour all the corners and empty it of every vestige of you."
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