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

Translation of sluice in Spanish:

noun

  • 1 1.1 (barrier)
    Example sentences
    • The sluice gate regulates the volume of water that strikes the wheel, and has to be judged with some care to prevent the mill stones from spinning too fast and vibrating too much.
    • Xiaolangdi, a major reservoir along the notoriously flood-prone river, opened its sluice gate to release extra water from downpours during the past week, the report said.
    • The pent-up waters, controlled by a sluice gate, were directed past the mill wheel, driving the wooden gears, shafts and millstones.
    1.2 (sluicegate) 1.3 (sluiceway)
    Example sentences
    • These rapids range from tame sluiceways to a shoulder-high waterfall.
    • We will have an intersection here the size of a village, twin bridges spanning the banks of the mighty ring road, a centrifuge pulsing cars through sluiceways.
    • The Jordan Valley is a perfect avian sluiceway; for millennia a feathery tide has ridden it, indifferent to the human dramas playing out below.
  • 2 (quick wash) (British English) to give something a sluice (down)
    lavar or enjuagar algo con abundante agua

transitive verb

  • to sluice something down/out
    lavar or enjuagar algo con abundante agua
    Example sentences
    • The frog in his throat returned and tried to ruin the speech but he managed to drown the little creature with copious glasses of water, like sluicing a spider down the plughole of your bath.
    • The school closed off that particular area and it has been sluiced and cleaned.
    • Great dollops of water sluiced the very long glossy leaves of the sweet chestnuts.

intransitive verb

  • correr a raudales

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