wash

All Verb Noun
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  • Info WASH, used in international development programs, refers to "Water, Sanitation and Hygiene". more...
  • Also in these years several public washing houses were built in the municipality.
  • Even more gods came into being when he went to the water to wash himself.
  • The bridge was completely washed out multiple times during its nearly forty years of existence.
  • The boy finds a school where he tries to wash the blood off his hands.
  • She takes him home, takes care of him and washes his feet.
  • Part of the site has been washed away by the sea.
  • They are all washed up on a beach on the other side.
  • In the same way the lady who washes at my house has a rich uncle. Cited from Further Foolishness, by Stephen Leacock
  • A small bridge was destroyed, and numerous houses were also washed away by the creek.
  • The old house was of stone, but some of it washed away.
  • She asked some of the crew to tell him to change and wash, which he did indeed do.
  • Who says that rocks are of lower nature than the sea which washes them? Cited from Browning's Heroines, by Ethel Colburn Mayne
  • It became a one day game after the first Saturday was washed out.
  • During a storm, a group of men are washed up on shore.
  • The four of them eventually wash up on a coastal island after a bad storm.
  • They are community still very much involved in their traditional occupation which is washing clothes.
  • The next day another body of a British soldier was washed up at the same site.
  • She asked some of the crew to tell him to change and wash; which he did indeed do.
  • Six days later, their boat washes up on another island, apparently abandoned.
  • Nine buildings were washed away, the rest of the buildings were nearly destroyed, and two children were killed.
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Meaning of wash

  • noun A thin coat of water-base paint
  • noun The work of cleansing (usually with soap and water)
  • noun The dry bed of an intermittent stream (as at the bottom of a canyon)
  • noun A watercolor made by applying a series of monochrome washes one over the other
  • noun Any enterprise in which losses and gains cancel out
    at the end of the year the accounting department showed that it was a wash
  • verb Clean with some chemical process
  • verb Cleanse (one's body) with soap and water
  • verb Cleanse with a cleaning agent, such as soap, and water
    Wash the towels, please!
  • verb Move by or as if by water
    The swollen river washed away the footbridge
  • verb Be capable of being washed
    Does this material wash?
  • verb Admit to testing or proof
    This silly excuse won't wash in traffic court
  • verb Separate dirt or gravel from (precious minerals)
  • verb Apply a thin coating of paint, metal, etc., to
  • verb Remove by the application of water or other liquid and soap or some other cleaning agent
    he washed the dirt from his coat, The nurse washed away the blood, Can you wash away the spots on the windows?, he managed to wash out the stains
  • verb Form by erosion
    The river washed a ravine into the mountainside
  • verb To cleanse (itself or another animal) by licking
    The cat washes several times a day