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sluice down

1. To pour down (from or into something) in large amounts. The rain is positively sluicing down outside. I could hear the gurgle of the water sluicing noisily down the drain in the bathroom next to my room.
2. To clean or rinse something with a large flow or stream of water. In this usage, a noun or pronoun can be used between "sluice" and "down." The boss told me to go sluice down the stables and put down fresh hay. It's an old filmmakers' trick to sluice down the roads when shooting at night—they show up much better on film that way.
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sluice something down

to rinse something down; to flood the surface of something with water or other liquid to clean it. John sluiced the driveway down. Karen sluiced down the garage floor.
See also: down, sluice
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"The coalman had sluiced down the cart for us and covered it with straw, for us to sit on.
Bentaleb broke through the City backline to head over the bar and Danny Rose sluiced down the left like a whippet to ping balls into the box to send a frisson of panic in the visitors' box.
For some of us, the lucky ones, such poison has been cleansed by the rain which has sluiced down at the Ryder Cup.
Emerging Springboks substitute Willem de Waal kept his nerve as the rain sluiced down beneath Table Mountain, landing a magnificent touchline conversion of substitute Danwel Demas' try with the game's final kick.
The rain sluiced down the windows like we were sinking toward the bottom of the Mariana Trench.
The main road was being sluiced down by street cleaners and holes filled with rubble.
Great splashing raindrops sluiced down on me, and I sprinted to the garage doorway to breathe in the fresh ozone smell and watch the soil darken with moisture.
And then there was the memorable 1992 race, on a Fourth when just shy of an inch of rain sluiced down city streets.
You wanted to know why a cup of ocean sluiced down a waiting throat would parch the irrigated flesh, why sharks have to keep moving, stalking oxygen.
But then keeper Hugo Lloris pulled off a sensational one-handed save from Aguero, Bentaleb broke through the City backline to head over the bar and Danny Rose sluiced down the left to ping balls into the box and cause panic.
It was a lot more fun 20 years ago, when they sluiced down enough lager between them over the fortnight to float the QE2.