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Definition of sluice verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sluice
    he / she / it sluices
    past simple sluiced
    -ing form sluicing
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  1. 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. 2[intransitive] + adv./prep. (of water) to flow somewhere in large quantities Rain was sluicing down. Water came sluicing out of the house.
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