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gargle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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garglegar‧gle1 /ˈɡɑːɡəl $ ˈɡɑːr-/ verb [intransitive]  MHDto clean the inside of your mouth and throat by blowing air through water or medicine in the back of your throatgargle with Gargling with salt water may help your sore throat.
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gargleLast year in London's Kilburn National he gargled his way through an entire set with a bad throat infection.The ad promises that gargling mouthwash will freshen your breath and kill germs.After gargling on her phlegm for a while, she began to choke.Her dentures grin at her, gargling water on the mantelpiece.I closed my mouth and felt as though I had gargled with barbed wire.
garglegargle2 noun  1 [countable, uncountable]MH liquid that you gargle with syn mouthwash2 a gargle
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gargleIt cried out in response; a bellowing gargle of pain and hate and recognition.They were only shadows making stifled noises, moans, squeaks, the final desperate gargle.The words were a faint gargle, unknowable.A saline solution is handy as a useful eye-bath or anti-septic gargle.
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Verb table
gargle
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theygargle
he, she, itgargles
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theygargled
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave gargled
he, she, ithas gargled
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad gargled
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill gargle
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have gargled
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam gargling
he, she, itis gargling
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you, we, theyare gargling
Past
I, he, she, itwas gargling
you, we, theywere gargling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been gargling
he, she, ithas been gargling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been gargling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be gargling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been gargling
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