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This English phrasal verb ‘Wash Down’ has 2 different definitions and this lesson explains that it means to drink something after eating it to make it easier to swallow. We have some common examples in this lesson of how to use this phrasal verb in the correct way.

 

Phrasal Verb: Wash Down

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Phrasal Verbs Lesson: Wash Down #2

Alternative Meaning:  To drink something during eating to swallow easier.

Example 1:

  • I had to wash down my food with a glass of water because it was very dry.
  • I had to drink a glass of water in order to swallow my food because it was very dry.

Example 2:

  • He washed down 2 vitamins with a glass of orange juice.
  • He swallowed 2 vitamins with a glass of orange juice.

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