slosh around

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slosh around

1. To spill or splash out of some container as a result of it being moved around jerkily. The boat was rocking so badly in the waves that my drink kept sloshing around at the table.
2. To cause something to spill or splash out of some container as a result of being moved around jerkily. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "slosh" and "around." Watch out—you keep sloshing the soup around!
3. To splash around inside of some container as a result of it being shaken or moved jerkily around. I could hear the water sloshing around in my stomach as I ran. I though I had drained all the old fuel out of the tank, but there is still a bit more sloshing around.
4. To cause some liquid to splash around inside of some container as a result shaking it or moving it jerkily around. I sloshed the bleach and detergent around in the container to mix them up properly. Don't slosh that solution around—it's highly volatile!
5. To plod or wade around in some wet or mucky substance or a place that contains it. The kids love sloshing around in muddy puddles after it rains. A big part of my uncle's job is to slosh around in the sewers.
See also: around, slosh

slosh something around

to cause a liquid to rush or splash in a container. The chef sloshed the dressing around a few times and poured it on the salad. The chef sloshed around the dressing and poured it on the salad.
See also: around, slosh

slosh around

 (in something)
1. [for a liquid] to rush or splash around in an enclosure or container. The milk sloshed around in the pitcher and splashed over a little bit. The fluid sloshed around, making a splashing sound.
2. to move or splash through a liquid, usually standing on one's feet. Billy sloshed around in the wading pool. The kids have been sloshing around in puddles again.
See also: around, slosh
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The goal: detect the imprint of primordial sound waves, called baryon acoustic oscillations, which sloshed around the primordial universe's plasma and left their mark in the distribution of matter in the universe.
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The latest findings strongly suggest the exploding star literally sloshed around, re-energizing the stalled shock wave and allowing the star to finally blast off its outer layers.
The rulers of the English game have paid scant attention to fans' complaints as the money sloshed around. It'll take more than a meeting of the Premier League Attendance Group to rectify matters.
Both areas were exploding and those of us fortunate enough to be part of Thatcher's generation in London happily sloshed around in expense account champagne and designer arrogance.
Cinnamon-flavoured After Shock is designed to be sloshed around the mouth until it is frothy.