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verb sluice pronunciation in British English /sluːs/ 
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present tense
I/you/we/theysluice
he/she/itsluices
present participlesluicing
past tensesluiced
past participlesluiced

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  1. 1
    [transitive] to wash something with a flow of water

    He bent down and sluiced his head under the tap.

    The walls and floors were sluiced down every day.

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  2. 2
    [intransitive] if water sluices somewhere, it flows there quickly
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