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English noun: sluice

1. sluice (artifact) conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate

Synonymspenstock, sluiceway

Broader (hypernym)conduit

Part holonymfloodgate, head gate, penstock, sluice valve, sluicegate, water gate

English verb: sluice

1. sluice (weather) pour as if from a sluice

SamplesAn aggressive tide sluiced across the barrier reef.

ExamplesIt was sluiceing all day long

Synonymssluice down

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP

Broader (hypernym)pelt, pour, rain buckets, rain cats and dogs, stream

2. sluice (change) irrigate with water from a sluice

SamplesSluice the earth.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)douse, dowse, drench, soak, sop, souse

3. sluice (motion) transport in or send down a sluice

SamplesSluice logs.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)transport

4. sluice (motion) draw through a sluice

SamplesSluice water.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)draw, take out

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