Definition of Hose down

1. Verb. Water with a hose. "Hose the lawn"

Exact synonyms: Hose
Generic synonyms: Irrigate, Water
Derivative terms: Hose



Definition of Hose down

1. Verb. (Literally) - To put out or reduce a fire by squirting water on the fire with a hose. ¹

2. Verb. (Figuratively) - To calm down a person, or a situation. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Lexicographical Neighbors of Hose Down

hosana
hosanna
hosannaed
hosannah
hosannahing
hosannahings
hosannahs
hosannaing
hosannas
hosaphone
hosaphones
hose
hose barb
hose clamp
hose clamps
hose down (current term)
hosebags
hosebeast
hosebeasts
hosed
hosehead
hoseheads
hosel
hoseless
hoselike
hosels
hosemonkey

Literary usage of Hose down

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Guide to Septage Treatment and Disposal by Robert P. G. Bowker (1998)
"... channels D Remove any grease and scum from surface D hose down weirs LJ Check dissolved oxygen; maintain minimum of 2 mg/L at peak septage flows LJ Hose ..."

2. Hazard-Wise: Classroom Resources for Teachers on Natural Hazards & Disasters by Chris Dolan (1996)
"hose down all areas on the side of the house facing the ... hose down the house, paying particular attention to the roof and underfloor areas. ..."

3. Worker Deaths in Confined Spaces: A Summary of Surveillance Findings and edited by Thomas R. Bender (1996)
"At this time it is necessary to hose down the interior of the tank to remove the slurry that adheres to the sides. The workman usually lies down on top of ..."

4. Standard Mechnical Examinations on Locomotive Firing and Running: Being the edited by W. G. Wallace (1912)
"... would you remove the obstruction without stopping engine and taking hose down? ... it will be necessary to take the hose down at the first opportunity. ..."

5. Report of the Commissioners Appointed to Investigate the Cause and by Boston (Mass.) (1873)
"When I got there, I found that the apparatus was left with a line of hose down at the recent fire. Of course, we had nothing to work with ; I looked round ..."

6. Steam Power Plant Piping System: Their Design, Installation and Maintenance by William Lorenzo Morris (1909)
"Even though the operator had the hose down from the reel and nozzle as at B, there would be serious danger of being overcome by smoke long before the fire ..."

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