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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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"It's not definitive whether the jostling of liquid and food results in gas, or the stomach sloshes around with the meal and flips, but there's concern there," Moss says.
The fluid dynamics prize went to researchers who investigated the way coffee sloshes around in a mug as it''s carried.
They contain fluid which sloshes around in the canals as you move.
It sounds simple, but there are complicating factors: The wet cement sloshes around, and the pre-fab parts have window and staircase cutouts that make them unbalanced.
As for graphics, water sloshes around realistically, clouds of sparkly dust are kicked up during battle, and capes and tassels flutter and fold like the real deal.
How is it bold to perpetuate the false notion that politicians must protect Americans when a commodity that sloshes around worldwide markets rises in price?
6 JESSICA HUTCHINS, WAVE, 2003 When I first saw this strange, cumbersome object in Hutchins's studio, it looked casual: a handmade wave, not the surf-magazine type, more the kind that sloshes around rocks and tide pools.
The club take vast amounts of cash from concourse beer sales and as much again from the award-winning wine that sloshes around the plush hospitality areas on company expense accounts.
ACTRESS Julia Roberts sloshes around in green wellies in a scene that wouldn't look out of place in flood-ravaged Britain.
Coconut water--the liquid that sloshes around in a coconut and is often mistakenly called coconut milk--is practically fat-free, unlike true coconut "milk," which is made from the groundup pulp.