- to splash or move through water, mud, or slush.
- (of a liquid) to move about actively within a container.
- to stir or splash (something) around in a fluid: to slosh the mop in the pail.
- to splash (liquid) clumsily or haphazardly: She sloshed tea all over her new suit. They sloshed the paint over the wall.
- watery mire or partly melted snow; slush.
- the lap or splash of liquid: the slosh of waves against the shore.
- a small quantity of liquid: a slosh of milk in the pail.
- a watery or weak drink.
Origin of slosh
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Examples from the Web for sloshing
“As I was making turns … I could hear it sloshing in the back of my car,” he said.Aurora Cops Relive the Horror at James Holmes Hearing
January 8, 2013
Sloshing in the pool was an ancient reptile who clearly was one of the leaders.The Repairman
There was water behind us, sloshing in the darkness as the lights went out.The Worlds of If
Stanley Grauman Weinbaum
This kept the sloshing of the quicksilver from hurting the horses so much.The Young Alaskans in the Rockies
The boy was leaning over the water trough, sloshing his face.Captives of the Flame
Samuel R. Delany
It'll do just as much good as sloshing your duds around in the water.Si Klegg, Book 4 (of 6)
- watery mud, snow, etc
- British slang a heavy blow
- the sound of splashing liquid
- a popular dance with a traditional routine of steps, kicks, and turns performed in lines
- (tr; foll by around, on, in, etc) informal to throw or pour (liquid)
- (when intr, often foll by about or around) informal
- to shake or stir (something) in a liquid
- (of a person) to splash (around) in water, etc
- (tr) British slang to deal a heavy blow to
- (usually foll by about or around) informal to shake (a container of liquid) or (of liquid within a container) to be shaken
C19: variant of slush, influenced by slop 1
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Word Origin and History for sloshing
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