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1 wash /ˈwɑːʃ/ verb
washes; washed; washing
1 wash
/ˈwɑːʃ/
verb
washes; washed; washing
Learner's definition of WASH
: to clean (something) with water and usually soap
[+ object]
[no object]
[+ object] : to carry (something) by the movement of water
[no object] : to be carried by the movement of water
[no object] : to move by flowing
[no object] informal : to be believable or acceptable usually used in negative statements

wash away

[phrasal verb]
wash (something) away or wash away (something)
: to carry (something) away by the movement of water
: to get rid of (something, such as unhappy or unpleasant thoughts) completely

wash down

[phrasal verb]
wash (something) down or wash down (something)
: to clean (something) with water
: to drink something after eating (food)

wash off

[phrasal verb]
wash (something) off or wash off (something) : to clean (something) by using water
: to be able to be removed or cleaned by washing

wash out

[phrasal verb]
: to be able to be removed or cleaned by washing
wash (something) out or wash out (something)
: to clean the inside of (something, such as a cup or pot) with water
: to damage or carry away (something) by the force of moving water
: to cause (something, such as a sports event) to be stopped or canceled because of rain
US, informal : to fail to successfully complete a course of training because you do not have the necessary qualities, skills, or abilities
see also washout

wash over

[phrasal verb]
wash over (someone or something)
: to affect or be felt by (someone) thoroughly and deeply
: to appear on (a person's face) suddenly

wash up

[phrasal verb]
: to be carried by the movement of water to the shore
US : to wash your hands, face, etc.
chiefly British : to wash the dishes after a meal

wash your hands of

: to say or decide that you will no longer deal with or be responsible for (someone or something) because you are angry, disgusted, etc. : to refuse to be involved with (something or someone) anymore
2 wash /ˈwɑːʃ/ noun
plural washes
2 wash
/ˈwɑːʃ/
noun
plural washes
Learner's definition of WASH
[count] : an act of cleaning something by using water and soap : an act of washing something usually singular
[singular] : a group of clothes, towels, sheets, etc., that are being washed or that are going to be washed : laundry
[singular] : the movement of water
especially : the waves made in the water after a moving boat passes by
[count] : a thin layer of paint see also whitewash
[count]
: a liquid used for cleaning see also mouthwash
: a soap or lotion for the skin
[singular] US, informal : a situation in which losses and gains balance each other

it will all come out in the wash

informal
used to say that a problem is not serious and will be solved in the future
used to say that the truth will be known in the future
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