I always say (and hear) “xǐzǎo” 洗澡 for “to take a shower.”
If you’d be so kind as to leave a comment, I’d like to do a little poll:
1. What word(s) do you say for “a shower” (n.) and “to take a shower” (v.)?
2. Does your favorite dictionary have “xǐzǎo” 洗澡 under the English definition for “shower”?
3. What dictionary was that you just checked?
If I hear back from anyone, the results of this poll will help inform an upcoming article I’m writing.
Thanking you in advance.