noun, plural hose for 2, 3; hos·es for 1, 4, 5; (Archaic) hos·en [hoh-zuh n] /ˈhoʊ zən/.
- an article of clothing for the leg, extending from about the knee to the ankle and worn with knee breeches.
- (used with a plural verb) knee breeches.
- (used with a plural verb) tights, as were worn with, and usually attached to, a doublet.
verb (used with object), hosed, hos·ing.
- to cheat, trick, or take advantage of.
- to defeat decisively.
- to reject.
- Chiefly Military. to attack or assault (an area) in order to gain control quickly (sometimes followed by down).
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Origin of hose
OTHER WORDS FROM hosehose·less, adjectivehose·like, adjectiveun·hosed, adjective
Words nearby hose
Example sentences from the Web for hosed
Detainees were hosed down while shackled naked, and placed in rooms with temperatures as low as 59 degrees Fahrenheit.
Some of us even had on our rain coats because we knew that we were going to be hosed down by the water hoses.How the Children of Birmingham Changed the Civil-Rights Movement|Lottie L. Joiner|May 2, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But given how deeply we'll be hosed if it doesn't, we should probably start thinking about some contingency plans, just in case.Don't Have Enough to Worry About? Here's One More Thing: Low Growth May be Here to Stay.|Megan McArdle|March 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Well, they've hosed the place out; that's as much as can be expected, I suppose.The Ebb-Tide|Robert Louis Stevenson and Lloyde Osbourne