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English definition of “wash down something”

wash down something

verb [I/T] phrasal verb with wash  /wɑʃ, wɔʃ/ us  
to clean something by causing water to flow over it: I took the hose and washed down the front porch. infml If you wash down food, you drink something after eating it: She was eating bread and cheese and washing it down with iced tea.
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