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Definition 1: conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sluice in the sense of this definition

(sluice is a kind of ...) a passage (a pipe or tunnel) through which water or electric wires can pass

"the computers were connected through a system of conduits"

(sluice is a part of ...) regulator consisting of a valve or gate that controls the rate of water flow through a sluice

Definition 2: irrigate with water from a sluice - [verb of change]

Samples where sluice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sluice the earth

Synonyms for sluice in the sense of this definition

(sluice is a kind of ...) cover with liquid; pour liquid onto

"souse water on his hot face"

Definition 3: draw through a sluice - [verb of motion]

Samples where sluice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sluice water

(sluice is a kind of ...) take liquid out of a container or well

"She drew water from the barrel"

Definition 4: transport in or send down a sluice - [verb of motion]

Samples where sluice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sluice logs

(sluice is a kind of ...) move something or somebody around; usually over long distances

Definition 5: pour as if from a sluice - [verb of weather]

Samples where sluice or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • An aggressive tide sluiced across the barrier reef

Synonyms for sluice in the sense of this definition

(sluice is a kind of ...) rain heavily

"Put on your rain coat-- it's pouring outside!"

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