"sluice" in the noun sense
1. sluice, sluiceway, penstock
conduit that carries a rapid flow of water controlled by a sluicegate
"sluice" in the verb sense
1. sluice, sluice down
pour as if from a sluice
"An aggressive tide sluiced across the barrier reef"
2. sluice, flush
irrigate with water from a sluice
"sluice the earth"
transport in or send down a sluice
draw through a sluice
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