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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
▪ The confusion over propellant was due to the propellant sloshing about in the tanks during the powered descent.
▪ People had been very cold and were sloshing about in the mud from the day before.
▪ It is with Chaplin's personal life that Attenborough sloshes around the whitewash like a demented house-painter.
▪ He actually heard it slosh around in his crotch.
▪ While some of last year's stockpile has vanished, a lot of oil is still sloshing around in storage.
▪ He sloshed around in a cold river in a halfhearted suicide attempt.
▪ There ought to be enough intelligence sloshing around in the world for humans to have some too.
▪ It is used less and less as people have cracked down because of its toxicity - it used to be sloshed around.
▪ Three inches of water sloshed back and forth inside the basket, and it was not fresh water but salt.
▪ We sloshed over to the other side of the street.
▪ Edith Mallory made her way through the crowd, carrying a sloshing cup of cider.
▪ He sloshed onward, to the other side of the street.
▪ He pushed off from one wall, ran two steps, did a belly-flop and sloshed across the floor.
▪ I thought my friend, Irena, was joking when she dragged me, sloshing and sliding, towards the highway.
▪ It is with Chaplin's personal life that Attenborough sloshes around the whitewash like a demented house-painter.
▪ Three inches of water sloshed back and forth inside the basket, and it was not fresh water but salt.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Slush \Slush\ (sl[u^]sh), n. [Cf. Sw. slaska to paddle in water, slask wet, filth.] [Written also slosh.]

  1. Soft mud.

  2. A mixture of snow and water; half-melted snow.

  3. A soft mixture of grease and other materials, used for lubrication.

  4. The refuse grease and fat collected in cooking, especially on shipboard.

  5. (Mach.) A mixture of white lead and lime, with which the bright parts of machines, such as the connecting rods of steamboats, are painted to be preserved from oxidation.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

1814, "slush, sludge, a watery mess," probably a blend of slush and slop (n.1) in its Middle English sense of "muddy place."


"to splash about in mud or wet," 1844, from slosh (n.). Meaning "to pour carelessly" is recorded from 1875. Related: Sloshed; sloshing.


Etymology 1 n. A quantity of a liquid; more than a splash vb. 1 (context intransitive of a liquid English) To shift chaotically; to splash noisily. 2 (context British colloquial transitive English) To punch (someone). Etymology 2

n. (context computing English) backslash, the character .

  1. v. make a splashing sound; "water was splashing on the floor" [syn: splash, splosh, slush]

  2. walk through mud or mire; "We had to splosh across the wet meadow" [syn: squelch, squish, splash, splosh, slop]

  3. spill or splash copiously or clumsily; "slosh paint all over the walls" [syn: slush, slosh around, slush around]

Usage examples of "slosh".

HABITAT CLOSET HALLWAY - SAME TIME Barnes sloshes around the supply depot, piles his arms high with gas masks.

Gomez cuffed him without malice, then he took a piece of this bread, went over to a stove maculate with burnt fat, sloshed the bread in a pan of what looked like sardine-oil, folded it into a sandwich and, drippingly, ate.

The spelled water sloshed, without odor, but turned unearthly and strange: pearlescent light streamed from the neck of the horn, as though the liquid inside burned cold white.

Briggs sloshed on the polyurethane with all the delicacy of a toddler, and I followed along behind her, trying to smooth out the drips before they hardened.

He had a dishpan full of soapy water, and he kept sloshing the water through the chimney.

Shar pulled him close, coming dangerously close to sloshing water on his leggings.

Willie ignored the view, picked at his dinner, and left the wine sloshing in the bucket of melting ice, except when his mother reminded him to pour.

He sat on the deck, hanging stupidly to a telephone jackbox, with water sloshing around his crotch, and looked to the exec as to a wizard, or an angel of God, to save him with magic passes.

It was amazingly queer, it was like a nightmare, to see vertical white sunlight in the fireroom, and water sloshing in and out of the furnaces.

With the recoil, pain burst out of that joint and all the way back to his shoulder, then back again, Jesus, pain sloshing around like acid inside him, from shoulder to fingertips.

The coffee cup clunked to the table, sloshing liquid across the wooden surface in every direction and soaking into the brightly colored doth place mats.

The red-haired man cursed roundly and pounded his fist on the table, knocking over the empty can of cola and causing the glass to bounce, sloshing soda on the tabletop.

From the sloshing sounds and the hollowness of the voices around him, he knew he was in a closed chamber of some kind.

Only the tensing of the facial muscles kept the tears from sloshing down my face.

The black paid little attention to her but took a long drink, sloshing the water with his tongue.