To hose down something or someone (or hose something or someone down) is to clean something or someone with water from a hose.
hose (noun) a long pipe made of plastic and used for putting water somewhere.
Examples of use:
1. He hosed down the muddy children.
2. The dog is filthy – you’ll have to hose him down before you bring him indoors.
3. We have to hose down the buses at the end of each day at work.
4. Shall I hose the car down for you?
||hose down and hoses down|
Practise your English and write a sentence using this phrasal verb.
Do you hose down your car to clean it?
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