wash sth down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “wash sth down” in the English Dictionary

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wash sth down

phrasal verb with wash uk   /wɒʃ/  us   /wɑːʃ/ verb

wash sth down (CLEAN)

to ​clean a ​largeobject or ​surface with a ​liquid: He ​washed the ​car down with ​soapywater.

wash sth down (EAT)

informal to ​eatfood or ​swallowmedicine with a ​drink that ​helps or ​improves it: Supper was ​freshsalmon and ​vegetables, ​washed down with a ​bottle of ​whitewine.
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