- 1(Of liquid in a container) move irregularly with a splashing sound: water in the boat sloshed around under our feet • figurative there is so much money now sloshing around in professional tennisMore example sentences
- He thought he might fall forever, until he hit the ground hard, ankle-deep water sloshing at his feet.
- The warm water sloshed around making gentle splashing sounds as it hit the sides of the pool.
- I rushed back as fast as I could, water sloshing in the pot.
- 1.1(Of a person) move through liquid with a splashing sound: they sloshed up the tracks in the dank woodsMore example sentences
- The dirt floor is wet and you slosh in your rubber boots through puddles.
- Or I could say this: ‘Colin spilled into his common room, and I sloshed after him.’
- She began to shiver in the freezing air and the cold, slimy water, and Nick sloshed his way over to take her in his arms.
- 1.2 [with object] Pour (liquid) clumsily: she sloshed coffee into a cracked cupMore example sentences
- Evans jumps back as she sloshes boiling water about, pouring it into the already half-full tea pot.
- Thanks to spoons and a spittoon, Mike is soon tasting away, sloshing the liquid in his mouth, expelling it and talking everything up.
- He reached forward with one huge arm and picked up a large tankard of some drink, sloshing amber liquid on the table.
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- An act or sound of splashing: the distant slosh of the washing machine in the basementMore example sentences
- In a bathtub, you might move a couple of dozen litres of water with such a slosh, but sea floor movements have in the past displaced more than 100 cubic kilometres of water - billions of bathtubs.
- Her hair was slick with rain and her high-heeled boots sent sloshes of water up to stain her jeans as she walked through the puddles that were quickly forming on the sidewalk.
- The anger of the first clear words Bacchius heard astonished him, and he jumped slightly, causing a slight slosh and a soft tap as his head hit the metal.
early 19th century: variant of the noun slush.