Meaning of “wash down something” in the English Dictionary

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"wash down something" in American English

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wash down something

phrasal verb with wash us /wɑʃ, wɔʃ/ verb [ I/T ]

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.

(Definition of “wash down something” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)