wash down

wash down
1) PHRASAL VERB If you wash something, especially food, down with a drink, you drink the drink after eating the food, especially to make the food easier to swallow or digest.

[V n P] He took two aspirin immediately and washed them down with three cups of water.

[V-ed P] ...a massive beef sandwich washed down by a bottle of beer. [Also V P n (not pron)]

2) PHRASAL VERB If you wash down an object, you wash it all, from top to bottom.

[V P n (not pron)] The prisoner started to wash down the walls of his cell. [Also V n P]


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  • wash down — (something) to drink a liquid to help you swallow something. It was a great meal washed down with several glasses of wine. He got two aspirin and washed them down with a glass of water …   New idioms dictionary

  • wash-down — «WOSH DOWN, WSH », noun. a washing from top to bottom or from end to end …   Useful english dictionary

  • wash down — verb 1. eat food accompanied by lots of liquid; also use metaphorically (Freq. 2) She washed down her dinner with a bottle of red wine He washes down his worries with a nightly glass of whisky • Hypernyms: ↑eat • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • wash down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms wash down : present tense I/you/we/they wash down he/she/it washes down present participle washing down past tense washed down past participle washed down 1) to drink something after putting food or medicine… …   English dictionary

  • wash down — v. (D; tr.) to wash down with (to wash down a meal with a glass of beer) * * * (D; tr.) to wash down with (to wash down a meal with a glass of beer) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • wash down something — wash down (something) to drink a liquid to help you swallow something. It was a great meal washed down with several glasses of wine. He got two aspirin and washed them down with a glass of water …   New idioms dictionary

  • wash down — verb a) 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. b) To wash something completely from top to bottom. You must wash the wall down well before… …   Wiktionary

  • wash down — transitive verb Date: 1600 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… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wash down — Synonyms and related words: bib, booze, drain the cup, drink, drink in, drink off, drink to, drink up, guzzle, imbibe, pledge, pull, quaff, sip, suck, suck in, suckle, sup, swig, swill, tipple, toast, toss down, toss off …   Moby Thesaurus

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