Slush Slush (sl[u^]sh), n. [Cf. Sw. slaska to paddle in water, slask wet, filth.] [Written also {slosh}.] 1. Soft mud. [1913 Webster]

2. A mixture of snow and water; half-melted snow. [1913 Webster]

3. A soft mixture of grease and other materials, used for lubrication. [1913 Webster]

4. The refuse grease and fat collected in cooking, especially on shipboard. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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  • slosh — /slosh/, v.i. 1. to splash or move through water, mud, or slush. 2. (of a liquid) to move about actively within a container. v.t. 3. to stir or splash (something) around in a fluid: to slosh the mop in the pail. 4. to splash (liquid) clumsily or… …   Universalium

  • slosh — [slɔʃ US sla:ʃ] v [Date: 1800 1900; Origin: Probably from slop + slush] 1.) [I,T always + adverb/preposition] if a liquid sloshes somewhere, or if you slosh it, it moves or is moved about in an uncontrolled way slosh around/about ▪ Water was… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Slosh — Slosh, Sloshy Slosh y See {Slush}, {Slushy}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slosh — [ slaʃ ] verb 1. ) intransitive or transitive if a liquid sloshes, or you slosh it, it moves violently inside its container, or some of it comes out of the container: SLOP: Some of the paint had sloshed out onto his shoes. 2. ) intransitive to… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • slosh — 1814, slush, sludge, probably a blend of slush and slop in its M.E. sense of muddy place. The verb meaning to splash about in mud or wet is from 1844. Meaning to pour carelessly is recorded from 1875. Sloshed drunk is recorded from c.1900 …   Etymology dictionary

  • slosh — ► VERB 1) (of liquid in a container) move irregularly with a splashing sound. 2) move through liquid with a splashing sound. 3) pour (liquid) clumsily. 4) Brit. informal hit hard. ► NOUN 1) an act or sound of splashing. 2) …   English terms dictionary

  • slosh — [släsh] vt. [var. of SLUSH] 1. to shake or agitate (a liquid or something in a liquid) 2. to apply (a liquid) lavishly or carelessly vi. 1. to splash or move clumsily through water, mud, etc. 2. to splash about: said of a liquid n …   English World dictionary

  • slosh — UK [slɒʃ] / US [slɑʃ] verb Word forms slosh : present tense I/you/we/they slosh he/she/it sloshes present participle sloshing past tense sloshed past participle sloshed 1) [intransitive/transitive] if a liquid sloshes, or if you slosh it, it… …   English dictionary

  • slosh — 1. n. beer; liquor. □ How about a glass of slosh? □ No slosh for me. Just plain water. 2. tv. & in. to drink liquor, including beer; to drink to excess. □ Are you going to slosh gin all night? □ …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • slosh — [[t]slɒʃ[/t]] v. i. 1) to splash or move through water, mud, or slush 2) (of a liquid) to move about actively within a container 3) to stir or splash (something) around in a fluid 4) to splash (liquid) clumsily or haphazardly 5) watery mire or… …   From formal English to slang

  • slosh — 1. verb a) To shift chaotically; to splash noisily. The water in his bottle sloshed back and forth as he ran. b) To punch (someone) …   Wiktionary

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