hose down

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Verb1.hose down - water with a hose; "hose the lawn"
irrigate, water - supply with water, as with channels or ditches or streams; "Water the fields"
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očistit stříkáním
tömlõvel lemos
umyť striekaním
hortumla yıkamak


1. (also ˈhosepipe) a rubber, plastic etc tube which bends and which is used to carry water etc. a garden hose; a fireman's hose.
2. an older word for stockings or socks. woollen hose.
to apply water to by means of a hose. I'll go and hose the garden/car.
hosiery (ˈhəuziəri) noun
knitted goods, especially stockings, socks and tights.
hose reel
a revolving drum for carrying hoses.
hose down
to clean (eg a car) by means of water brought by a hose.
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This light carries UL and CSA certification, USCG acceptance, UL 1570/1571 approval for wet locations in any orientation, approved for marine environments, and NEMA 4X compliance for hose down areas.
The bags are made of waterrepellent cordura or waxed cotton, which hose down easily if mucky.
Then home, muddy and shattered, for a hose down and a packet of Jaffa Cakes.
Typical applications include Biotech, Pharmaceutical, Food and Beverage production where hose down may be required.
Rawalpindi: The head of Rawalpindi's emergency services reiterated on Saturday that his staff was asked by a senior police officer to hose down the site of Benazir Bhutto's assassination on December 27, 2007.
CUTLINE: Worcester firefighters hose down the scene of a stabbing on Pleasant Street near West Street last night.
I propped the duct up under the sink and pushed the faucet hose down into the duct.
Those who chose to live the sober life were said to be on the wagon, meaning a water cart used to hose down duty roads on hot days.
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