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British English: /sluːs/
American English: /slus/

Translation of sluice in German:


  • 1 (in hydraulic engineering)
    Schütz Neutr.
  • 2 (water)
    (vom Schütz aufgestautes/durch das Schütz fließendes Wasser)
  • 4 (rinsing)give somebody/something a sluice [down] (with hose)
    jemanden/etwas abspritzen
    (with bucket) jemanden/etwas [mit Wasser] übergießen

transitive verb

  • 1 (in hydraulic engineering)
    unter Wasser setzen
  • 2 (provide with sluices)
    mit Schützen versehen

Phrasal verbs

sluice away

transitive verb
(with hose) wegspritzen

sluice out

transitive verb
(with hose) ausspritzen

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