wet down

wet someone or something down

to put water onto someone or something. Mother wet the children down with a hose while she was washing the car. Karen wet down the children with the hose. We wet the new concrete down to help it cure in all the heat.
See also: down, wet

wet down

v.
1. To wet the surface of something entirely: The painter wet down the canvas. We wet the car down before applying the soap.
2. To cause something to bend down or lie flat by making it wet: I wet down my hair so that it wouldn't stick up. The heavy dew wet the grass down flat.
See also: down, wet
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The company was also ordered to frequently wet down the machinery and the concrete piles to reduce airborne dust and restrict operations to Monday through Friday, 8 a.
It is important to make sure you get the dog wet down to the skin, which is hard to do in some dogs.
Wet down masonry thoroughly during demolition; prevent spread of dust; provide water and necessary connections therefore.
When cutting stone or masonry, have a helper wet down the blade of the circ saw.
helicopter, which was later released by on-scene commanders, was called in to dump water and wet down fuels around the fire to keep it from spreading as crews and the bulldozer dug the containment line, Kauffman said.
Except for the canned food, I don't wet down her kibble.
This is a much easier way to wet down your dog to cool him off than a hose.
WIP nozzles are strategically placed for complete wet down and wash out of harmful dusts prior to disassembly for final cleaning in safety.
Clean or Cover: Wet down any combustible floors, walls or roofs, or cover them with metal shields or fire resistant tarps
Work would pause in between sections for the Fire Department to wet down the home to contain the dust and debris.
So we realized we don't need rain towers, we just need to wet down the track.
At the Sun Valley Resort, workers on Sunday turned on water cannons usually used to make snow to wet down a mountain whose southeastern face was the scene of a concentrated assault by firefighters.
With Benkenstein never comfortable batting higher than five, and Collingwood snuggled in at six, the question of who would bat next was always going to be interesting with Ben Stokes (not) playing for England Lions in the wet down the road.
Liquid from this tank is recirculated to wet down the arriving food waste, with the surplus liquid used as a bio-fertiliser .