wash down something

wash down something
wash down (something) to drink a liquid to help you swallow something.

It was a great meal washed down with several glasses of wine.

He got two aspirin and washed them down with a glass of water.


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  • wash down — (something) to drink a liquid to help you swallow something. It was a great meal washed down with several glasses of wine. He got two aspirin and washed them down with a glass of water …   New idioms dictionary

  • wash down — verb 1. eat food accompanied by lots of liquid; also use metaphorically (Freq. 2) She washed down her dinner with a bottle of red wine He washes down his worries with a nightly glass of whisky • Hypernyms: ↑eat • Verb Frames: Somebody s something …   Useful english dictionary

  • wash down — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms wash down : present tense I/you/we/they wash down he/she/it washes down present participle washing down past tense washed down past participle washed down 1) to drink something after putting food or medicine… …   English dictionary

  • wash down — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you wash something, especially food, down with a drink, you drink the drink after eating the food, especially to make the food easier to swallow or digest. [V n P] He took two aspirin immediately and washed them down with three …   English dictionary

  • wash down — verb a) To help to swallow by drinking a liquid, after eating something, or taking a pill. I had a nice beef sandwich washed down with a pint of bitter. b) To wash something completely from top to bottom. You must wash the wall down well before… …   Wiktionary

  • wash — [wôsh, wäsh] vt. [ME wasshen < OE wæscan, akin to Ger waschen: for prob. IE base see WATER] 1. to clean by means of water or other liquid, as by dipping, tumbling, or scrubbing, often with soap, a detergent, etc. 2. to make clean in a… …   English World dictionary

  • wash — wash1 W3S1 [wɔʃ US wo:ʃ, wa:ʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(wash something)¦ 2¦(wash yourself)¦ 3¦(flow)¦ 4 something doesn t/won t wash (with somebody) 5 wash your hands of something 6 wash your mouth out! 7 wash well Phrasal verbs  wash something<=>away… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wash — wash1 W3S1 [wɔʃ US wo:ʃ, wa:ʃ] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(wash something)¦ 2¦(wash yourself)¦ 3¦(flow)¦ 4 something doesn t/won t wash (with somebody) 5 wash your hands of something 6 wash your mouth out! 7 wash well Phrasal verbs  wash something<=>away… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wash — 1 verb 1 WASH SOMETHING (T) to clean something using soap and water: I m just going to wash my hands. | This shirt needs washing. | wash the dishes: It s your turn to wash the dishes. 2 WASH YOURSELF (I) to clean yourself with soap and water: Amy …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wash — wash1 [ waʃ ] verb *** 1. ) transitive to clean something, usually with soap and water: I ve got to wash the dishes. a freshly washed shirt a ) intransitive or transitive to clean a part of your body, usually with soap and water: Wash your hands… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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