hose Definition in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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hosenoun [C]

 us   /hoʊz/

hose noun [C] (PIPE)

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

hoseplural noun

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

hose plural noun (CLOTHING)

stockings or ​pantyhose

hoseverb [T always + adv/prep]

 us   /hoʊz/

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

to ​clean something with ​water: They have to hose down the ​streets. Just hose it off.
(Definition of hose from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"hose" in British English

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uk   /həʊz/  us   /hoʊz/

hose noun (PIPE)

[C] (UK also hosepipe) a ​longplastic or ​rubberpipe, used to ​directwater onto ​fires, ​gardens, etc.: a garden/​fire hose The ​severedrought has ​led to a hosepipe ban in ​easternEngland.

hose noun (CLOTHES)

[U] old-fashioned →  hosiery
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hoseverb [T]

uk   /həʊz/  us   /hoʊz/
to ​directwater onto something using a hose: He was ​covered in ​mud so we hosed him down.
(Definition of hose from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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