[ UK /wˈɒʃ/ ]
[ US /ˈwɑʃ/ ]
VERB
  1. admit to testing or proof
    This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court
  2. be capable of being washed
    Does this material wash?
  3. make moist
    The dew moistened the meadows
  4. cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
    Wash the towels, please!
  5. separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
  6. to cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
    The cat washes several times a day
  7. remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
    he managed to wash out the stains
    he washed the dirt from his coat
    The nurse washed away the blood
    Can you wash away the spots on the windows?
  8. apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
  9. clean with some chemical process
  10. move by or as if by water
    The swollen river washed away the footbridge
  11. form by erosion
    The river washed a ravine into the mountainside
  12. cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
  13. wash or flow against
    the waves laved the shore
NOUN
  1. a watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
  2. the dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
  3. the erosive process of washing away soil or gravel by water (as from a roadway)
    from the house they watched the washout of their newly seeded lawn by the water
  4. the flow of air that is driven backwards by an aircraft propeller
  5. garments or white goods that can be cleaned by laundering
  6. any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out
    at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash
  7. a thin coat of water-base paint
  8. the work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
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How To Use wash In A Sentence

  • The 27 models on display in Washington, supplemented by paintings, drawings, sculpture and medallions, show the products of a rising social structure and new technique.
  • Sewage overflowed into wash basins at West Middlesex Hospital following a blockage in one of the toilets.
  • The pouring of pure water scented with jasmine oil washes away worries.
  • Washington, who believed liquor a particular scourge among blacks, sent felicitations. LAST CALL
  • Its heroes were beastly revellers or cruel and ferocious plunderers; its heroines unsexed hoidens, playing the ugliest tricks with their lovers, and repaying slights with bloody revenge, -- very dangerous and unsatisfactory companions for any other than the fire - eating Vikings and redhanded, unwashed Berserkers. The Conflict with Slavery and Others, Complete, Volume VII, The Works of Whittier: the Conflict with Slavery, Politics and Reform, the Inner Life and Criticism
  • Curiously, for a politician who made much of the fact that what happened in the rest of the world was not always Washington's concern, diplomacy has been the keynote of his first months in office.
  • Even the normal Perigordine fare of duck la gras and truffles washed down with red wine and pastis has yielded in favour of Scottish food and drink in celebration of the Auld Alliance.
  • He goes hysterical when I even wash his face in the bath, and if water gets in his hair it is even worse.
  • The interior of the suction device is sleeved with a nozzle unit device which can inject backwash water to a suction port and the low pressure area of the filter screen part.
  • The Washington Post reports on a case in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Smart Mobs » Blog Archive » GPS as Stalking Weapon
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