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floss

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishflossfloss1 /flɒs $ flɑːs, flɒːs/ noun [uncountable] 🔊 🔊 1 MHa type of thin thread that you use for cleaning between your teeth syn dental floss2 DCa type of thin thread that you use for sewing
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flossScones were her speciality and light as floss.As further proof of this there was a continuous drift of wind-blown spume shooting over us like blobs of candy floss.In the bathroom she slid dental floss in and out between her teeth.Use dental floss to sew buttons on to heavy fabric such as coats.Remember to change the filter floss weekly and the carbon every two months if the tank is fully stocked.Run it into two uplifts at opposite ends of the tank, and pack it with filter floss and carbon.Ask your dentist or dental hygienist for advice on using floss.
flossfloss2 verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 MHto clean between your teeth using floss→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
flossDo this for five minutes twice a day, then floss.He's trying to floss his teeth now.
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Verb table
floss
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyfloss
he, she, itflosses
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyflossed
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave flossed
he, she, ithas flossed
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad flossed
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill floss
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have flossed
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam flossing
he, she, itis flossing
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you, we, theyare flossing
Past
I, he, she, itwas flossing
you, we, theywere flossing
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been flossing
he, she, ithas been flossing
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been flossing
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be flossing
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been flossing
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