Hose down – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

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
present simple
hose down and hoses down
-ing form
hosing down
past simple
hosed down
past participle
hosed 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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