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phrasal verb [transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theywash down
he/she/itwashes down
present participlewashing down
past tensewashed down
past participlewashed down
  1. 1
    to drink something after putting food or medicine in your mouth, especially so that you can swallow more easily

    He had a large slice of pizza washed down with beer.

  2. 2
    to wash the whole surface of something
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