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hose

noun uk   /həʊz/  us   /hoʊz/

hose noun (PIPE)

[C] (UK also hosepipe) a long plastic or rubber pipe, used to direct water onto fires, gardens, etc.: a garden/fire hose The severe drought has led to a hosepipe ban in eastern England.

hose noun (CLOTHES)

[U] old-fashioned →  hosiery
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hose

verb [T] uk   /həʊz/  us   /hoʊz/
to direct water onto something using a hose: He was covered in mud so we hosed him down.
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