A hose is used for bringing liquids or gas from one place to another.
This hose is used for water.
- I use a hose when I water my garden.
- Firefighters use a hose when putting out fires.
- When you get gas from a gas station, a hose goes into your gas tank.
- There are all kinds of hoses under the hood of your car.
- If the tires on your car look low, you can usually find an air hose at a gas station.
It's possible to use "hose" as a verb:
- After riding his truck through a muddy field, Tom hosed down his truck. (hose down = wash off)
- During a confrontation with police, protesters were hosed down with water to make them move away.
- Burt got hosed on a poor investment. (To get hosed is slang. It means that a person was cheated or felt some sort of negative result.)
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This page was first published on May 16, 2012. It was updated on January 31, 2016.