- 1[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of liquid) to move around making a lot of noise or coming out over the edge of something The water was sloshing around under our feet. Some of the paint sloshed out of the can.
- 2[transitive] slosh something + adv./prep. to make liquid move in a noisy way; to use liquid carelessly The children were sloshing water everywhere. She sloshed coffee into the mugs.
- 3[intransitive] + adv./prep. to walk noisily in water or mud We all sloshed around in the puddles. They sloshed through the mud in boots. Word Origin early 19th cent.: variant of the noun slush. Phrasal Verbsslosh about
BrE BrE//slɒʃ//; NAmE NAmE//slɑːʃ//(informal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they slosh
BrE BrE//slɒʃ//; NAmE NAmE//slɑːʃ//he / she / it sloshes
BrE BrE//ˈslɒʃɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈslɑːʃɪz//past simple sloshed
BrE BrE//slɒʃt//; NAmE NAmE//slɑːʃt//past participle sloshed
BrE BrE//slɒʃt//; NAmE NAmE//slɑːʃt//-ing form sloshing
BrE BrE//ˈslɒʃɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈslɑːʃɪŋ//