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    Default the action of liquid in a bottle when it is moved with turbulance

    I am looking for a (verb ) word that describes the movement of liquid from its bottom to top of a vessel or a bottle when the latter is taken or transported with violent movements. In other words, the water rises to the top and falls to its actual level because of its movement.

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    Default Re: the action of liquid in a bottle when it is moved with turbulance

    One word to describe this is "sloshes."
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    When the plane hit some turbulence the beer in my cup sloshed around so much I was sure it would spill.
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    Default Re: the action of liquid in a bottle when it is moved with turbulance

    Quote Originally Posted by Ouisch View Post
    One word to describe this is "sloshes."
    Ex:
    When the plane it some turbulence the beer in my cup sloshed around so much I was sure it would spill.
    Yes, I agree, "to slosh" is the right verb.

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    Default Re: the action of liquid in a bottle when it is moved with turbulance

    ... and when the shaking stops, the liquid 'settles'. A similar thing happens with cereals. To prevent people from asking 'Why is the packet so much bigger than it has to be?' the manufacturer usually prints a disclaimer - 'Some settlement of the contents may have occurred in transit'.

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    Default Re: the action of liquid in a bottle when it is moved with turbulance

    Does 'slosh' refer to both the sound and movement as well? I was under the impression that 'slosh' is the sound of the liquid in a container.

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    Default Re: the action of liquid in a bottle when it is moved with turbulance

    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Appalayya View Post
    Does 'slosh' refer to both the sound and movement as well? I was under the impression that 'slosh' is the sound of the liquid in a container.
    Yes - in the same way that unseen movements are mixed in with associated sounds in the phrasal verb 'to bang about' (which has nothing to do with sloshing - I'm just talking about a similar kind of imagery).

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