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slosh

[slosh] /slɒʃ/
verb (used without object)
1.
to splash or move through water, mud, or slush.
2.
(of a liquid) to move about actively within a container.
verb (used with object)
3.
to stir or splash (something) around in a fluid:
to slosh the mop in the pail.
4.
to splash (liquid) clumsily or haphazardly:
She sloshed tea all over her new suit. They sloshed the paint over the wall.
noun
5.
watery mire or partly melted snow; slush.
6.
the lap or splash of liquid:
the slosh of waves against the shore.
7.
a small quantity of liquid:
a slosh of milk in the pail.
8.
a watery or weak drink.
Origin
1805-1815
1805-15; perhaps blend of slop1 and slush
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Examples from the web for sloshing
  • These waves aren't sloshing back and forth across the ocean.
  • People are largely made up of water, yet no-one suggests that lying down and sort of sloshing around is natural human behaviour.
  • My brain is burning, melting, is fecal matter sloshing in my skull.
  • Too much money is sloshing around and stampeding into relatively small markets eg.
  • Having too much capital sloshing around can have it's disadvantages, as we've seen.
  • But there's evidence that too much money is now sloshing around.
  • Plenty of money was sloshing around in the financial system.
  • Things were falling in the kitchen and water was sloshing over the edge of the balcony, spilling from something above.
  • The water in my fish tank was sloshing back and forth.
  • In addition, sloshing motion of the free liquid surface is considered.
British Dictionary definitions for sloshing

slosh

/slɒʃ/
noun
1.
watery mud, snow, etc
2.
(Brit, slang) a heavy blow
3.
the sound of splashing liquid
4.
a popular dance with a traditional routine of steps, kicks, and turns performed in lines
verb
5.
(transitive; foll by around, on, in, etc) (informal) to throw or pour (liquid)
6.
(informal) when intr, often foll by about or around
  1. to shake or stir (something) in a liquid
  2. (of a person) to splash (around) in water, etc
7.
(transitive) (Brit, slang) to deal a heavy blow to
8.
(informal) usually foll by about or around. to shake (a container of liquid) or (of liquid within a container) to be shaken
Derived Forms
sloshy, adjective
Word Origin
C19: variant of slush, influenced by slop1
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Word Origin and History for sloshing

slosh

n.

1814, "slush, sludge, a watery mess," probably a blend of slush and slop (n.1) in its Middle English sense of "muddy place."

v.

"to splash about in mud or wet," 1844, from slosh (n.). Meaning "to pour carelessly" is recorded from 1875. Related: Sloshed; sloshing.

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