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hose

hose

 
 
pronunciation:
hoz
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: hose, hoses
definition 1: (used with a pl. verb) socks or stockings; hosiery.
Those hose have a run in them; you'll need a new pair to wear with that dress.
definition 2: a flexible tube of rubber or plastic through which liquids are conveyed.
He's using the hose to water the garden.
 
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: hosed, hoses, hosing
definition: to water, spray, soak, or wash with a hose (often fol. by down).
We lathered up the dog, and then we hosed him down quickly.The riot police hosed down the protesters.
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