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hose

noun [C]  /hoʊz/ us  

hose noun [C] (PIPE)

a long, usually plastic or rubber pipe that can be bent and is used to move water or other substances: a fire hose a garden hose a radiator hose

hose

plural noun  /hoʊz/ (also hosiery,  /ˈhoʊ·ʒə·ri/) us  

hose plural noun (CLOTHING)

stockings or pantyhose

hose

verb [T always + adv/prep]  /hoʊz/ us  

hose verb [T always + adv/prep] (USE PIPE)

to clean something with water: They have to hose down the streets. Just hose it off.
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