Definitions for wash down

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wash down(verb)

    eat food accompanied by lots of liquid; also use metaphorically

    "She washed down her dinner with a bottle of red wine"; "He washes down his worries with a nightly glass of whisky"

  2. wash down, flush down(verb)

    flow freely

    "The body washed down the river"

Wiktionary

  1. wash down(Verb)

    To help to swallow by drinking a liquid, after eating something, or taking a pill.

  2. wash down(Verb)

    To wash something completely from top to bottom.

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Terry Pratchett:

    I have vowed that rather than let Alzheimer's take me, I would take it, i would live my life as ever to the full and die, before the disease mounted its last attack, in my own home, in a chair on the lawn, with a brandy in my hand to wash down whatever modern version of the Brompton Cocktail some helpful medic could supply. And with Thomas Tallis on my iPod, I would shake hands with death.

  2. Sarah Wootton:

    I would live my life as ever to the full and die, before the disease mounted its last attack, in my own home, in a chair on the lawn, with a brandy in my hand to wash down whatever modern version of the Brompton Cocktail some helpful medic could supply. And with Thomas Tallis on my iPod, I would shake hands with death. sir Terry was fond of saying, 'It's time we learned to be as good at dying as we are at living' and his brave approach to confronting issues of death, including his own, was a heartfelt demonstration of dignity.


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