- 1[transitive] sluice something (down/out) | sluice something (with something) to wash something with a stream of water The ship's crew was sluicing down the deck. I quickly sluiced my face with cold water.
- 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of water) to flow somewhere in large quantities Rain was sluicing down. Water came sluicing out of the house. Word Origin Middle English (as a noun): from Old French escluse
BrE BrE//sluːs//; NAmE NAmE//sluːs//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sluice
BrE BrE//sluːs//; NAmE NAmE//sluːs//he / she / it sluices
BrE BrE//ˈsluːsɪz//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsluːsɪz//past simple sluiced
BrE BrE//sluːst//; NAmE NAmE//sluːst//past participle sluiced
BrE BrE//sluːst//; NAmE NAmE//sluːst//-ing form sluicing
BrE BrE//ˈsluːsɪŋ//; NAmE NAmE//ˈsluːsɪŋ//