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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.


Synonymsflush


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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