swab down

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swab down

To clean or wash some surface with an absorbent cleaning implement. A noun or pronoun can be used between "swab" and "down." He has been relegated to swabbing down the deck for the foreseeable future as punishment for his actions. I swabbed her brow down with a cool, wet sponge.
See also: down, swab

swab something down

to wash or scrub something, such as the deck of a ship. The sailors were told to swab the deck down each day. Swab down the deck!
See also: down, swab

swab down

v.
To clean a surface with a swab: The sailor swabbed down the deck. If the table is dirty, swab it down with lots of soap.
See also: down, swab
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I was only swabbed down below as they thought I had thrush.
All surfaces were documented, swabbed down, the samples put on ice, and flown back to the research laboratory for analysis.
As forensic experts yesterday swabbed down the car at Buckingham Palace for DNA and fingerprints, there was mounting criticism of how police handled the incident.
Once the oven is hot, the wood is removed and the floor of the oven is swept free of ashes and then swabbed down with water to ready the oven for baking.
This state of affairs exists because of poor hygiene, pressure on beds - as a result they are not swabbed down and disinfected properly between patients - understaffing, poor quality staff, ropey equipment and cowboy contractors.
The CoolOne is a bit pricey at (yen) 48,000 but is a full 101-key, USB and PS/2 keyboard and, thanks to its silicon keys, is fully waterproof for washing under a running tap, or can even be swabbed down with alcohol.